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Important Food Recall Notices

Aspen Foods frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products

July 15, 2015 - Aspen Foods is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken product due to the possibility of Salmonella Enteritidis contamination. The products were produced between April 15, 2015 and July 10, 2015 with "best if used by" dates between July 14, 2016 and October 10, 2016. The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "P-1358" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The Food Depository does not have this product in its inventory, but there is a possibility some could have been distributed through the Food Rescue program. For more information on this recall, click here.

Garden Fresh Steakhouse Potato Salad

June 12, 2015 - Garden Fresh Foods is voluntarily recalling its potato salad that may have been sold at Jewel delicatessen counters in the Chicago area between May 30 and June 9 under the brand name Garden Fresh Steakhouse Potato Salad. The recall is due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The Food Depository does not have this product in its inventory, but there is a possibility some could have been distributed through the Food Rescue program. Please check your inventory for this product. For more information on this recall, click here.

Sabra Dipping Company Classic Hummus

April 8, 2015 - Sabra Dipping Co. is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide. The Food Depository does not have this product in its inventory, but there is a possibility some could have been distributed through Food Rescue programs. Please check your inventory for this product. For more information on this recall, including the recalled SKUs, click here.

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

March 17, 2015 - Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner - due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25 oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the "Best When Used By" dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code "C2" directly below the date on each individual box. The Food Depository does not have this product in its inventory, but there is a possibility some could have been distributed through Food Rescue programs. Please check your inventory for this product. For more information on this recall, click here.

Hunger in America 2014 survey

Thank you to all agencies that participated in data collection for Hunger in America 2014. Our network achieved one of the highest response rates in the nation. The full report is now available.

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