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Voluntary Recall for 30 Bakery Products

Sunbury, PA – Weis Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 30 bakery products including muffins, cookies, shortbread and baked bread items due to the potential presence of small metal fragments (2-9mm) in the sugar topping used on these products. This voluntary action is being taken due to our supplier’s recall of the sugar ingredient. Foodborne foreign objects that are not hard and sharp and less than or equal to 7mm in length may cause minor injuries such as temporary reflexive choking and irritation of the gastrointestinal system. Weis Markets has received no reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products to date. The muffins are packaged in a plastic medium salad container. The loaf bread and cookies are packaged in a plastic hinged container, and the Irish soda bread is packaged in a plastic bag. The sell by date can be found at the bottom of the scale label affixed to the packaging. Products included in this recall were distributed in Weis Markets’ stores, specific product names and information are listed below. Product UPC Sell By Date GOURMET DOUBLE DUTCH MONSTER MUFFINS 2100827004002 5/28/16 – 7/24/16 GOURMET RAISIN BRAN MONSTER MUFFINS 2100817004005 5/28/16 – 7/24/16…

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Safety practices at summer food festivals

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One of the most well-loved summer traditions is attending food festivals. There’s nothing like gormandizing a multitude of food offerings coupled with other fun sights and experiences: music, games, rides and even artwork. Foodborne illnesses are more prevalent in the summer than any other time of the year. For starters, foodborne bacteria multiply faster in the warm weather. Many people opt to cook and eat outside, where the usual safety controls that the confines of a regular kitchen offers are not implemented. With regards to summer food festivals, there’s a number of challenges in keeping food safe in such a crowded, outdoor environment. Dust, rain, insects, excessive heat, and limited working space, storage and lighting, are just some of the elements that may contribute to food contamination. Food festivals are a place to try everything, especially if each vendor offers something unique on their menu. FoodFacts.com urges you to take the time to scope out which vendors are implementing good food handling protocol. Here are some things you should look out for: Safety certification. Vendors are inspected before (or at the beginning, at the very least) of festivals. Most these certificates are displayed on their trucks and/or booths. Food preparation can get…

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