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Important Food Recall Notices

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.

Gonnella Brand Sub Buns and Jewel Brand Gourmet Sandwich Rolls

Jan. 21, 2015 - Gonnella Baking Company of Schaumburg, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling 20 oz. packages of Jewel brand Gourmet Sandwich Rolls (Product Code 11563) and 20 oz. packages of Gonnella brand Sub Buns (Product Code 15840) due to undeclared milk. The products are a food safety concern only for people who are allergic to milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The Food Depository does not have these products in its inventory, but there is a possibility some could have been distributed through Food Rescue programs. Please check your inventory for these products. For more information on this recall, click here.

Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers Ready to Eat Cereal

Jan. 16, 2015 - Glister-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers Ready to Eat cereal because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The Food Depository does not have these products in its inventory, but there is a possibility some could have been distributed through Food Rescue and/or salvage programs. Please check your inventory for these products. 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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