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FOOD SAFETY TRAINING
Online Safe Food Handler Certification
Training Costs $15, register/attend online, complete at own pace, lasts 3 years.
Instructions for online training: online-fst-option-flyer.pdf
NEW PRODUCT CODES IN ONLINE INVENTORY
Beginning mid-July 2013, the following new codes will be added to the online inventory (see below). These are items that come in through various channels in small quantities or mixed varieties. Previously, they were made available to partners on our salvage floor in Asheville. Starting mid July, we will be putting mixed boxes of these items into inventory, according to the categories listed below. If you have any questions, please call 828-299-3663 and ask to speak with distribution.
9000 MEALS/ENTREES, an assortment of:
• Canned Meat & Fish/Seafood
• Pasta Meals (Boxed & canned like Spaghettios, mac-n-cheese, etc.)
• Peanut butter (because it’s a shelf-stable protein)
9005 VEGETABLES, an assortment of:
• Canned vegetables, including mixed
• Tomato based pasta sauces
9010 FRUIT, an assortment of:
• Canned fruits, including cocktails
9015 RICE, an assortment of:
• Rice side dishes (like Rice-a-Roni)
• Brown and white rice
Note: Pasta will be available both on the floor and in the online inventory.
Here is an expanded listing of our most popular item codes and how you can access them. sorting-guidelines-updated6-19-13-agency.pdf
CODE DATING – Understanding When It’s Safe Beyond the Date
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether or not it’s safe to use a product past the “Best By” date, then this is a document you will want to review.
MANNA SHOPPING RULES FOR AGENCIES:
Please remember that wearing open-toed shoes/sandals is not permitted when shopping at MANNA.
WHEN PLACING ORDERS: Please make sure you specify whether you are picking it up, or whether you are having it delivered by our mobile truck. Please remember that your order MUST BE SUBMITTED 4-5 BUSINESS DAYS (Monday through Friday) before your pickup/delivery day, or it cannot be filled. There are no exceptions. Late order will not be accepted. Your cooperation is appreciated.
NEW! MANNA Client Choice Video
The MANNA Message – Monthly Newsletter for Agencies
REMINDER: Links to the Monthly Client Data Surveys can be found in the Newsletters!
How to become a MANNA agency:
Watch the video at this link
Presentations from the 2012 ALL AGENCY MEETING:
Results of the 2012 Agency Satisfaction Survey: aass-results.pdf
Blank matrix for designing volunteer positions: successor-matrix-blank.pdf
Donor Development 101 presentation: donor-development-101.pdf
The Forecast from MANNA presentation: manna-forecast-slides_final.pdf
out presentation: avoiding-burnout.pdf (From the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas)
Farmers’ Market Marketing Flyer:
Farmers’ Market flyer:farmers-markets-marketing-flyer.pdf
Presentations from the 2011 ALL AGENCY MEETING:
Plum Organics Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Two Varieties of World Baby Pouch Products – March 6
Consumer contact: 866-535-3774
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4th, 2014 – Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products due to intermittent damage to the plastic spouts during manufacturing.
There is a possibility that small fragments could loosen, detach and present a choking hazard if the product is consumed. These products should not be given to children. Plum has received approximately 14 consumer complaints about damaged spouts. No injuries have been reported to date. Out of an abundance of caution, Plum is removing all affected pouches from the marketplace.
The recalled products include World Baby Italy and World Baby Thailand varieties and can be identified by the following “Best By” dates on the package:
• World Baby Italy-Zucchini & Spinach with Pasta Marinara with “Best By” date of 09Sep14 (Sept. 9, 2014).
• World Baby Thailand-Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Rice with “Best By” date of 10Sep14 (Sept. 10, 2014).
Approximately 12,000 cases of the recalled products were shipped nationwide to grocery, mass and online retailers in the United States. No other Plum products are affected by this recall.
The company announced the recall after discovering damage to the top rim of the spout in some pouches. The damage should be plainly visible as a depression in the rim, possibly with a fragment of plastic attached to the damaged area.
Consumers who have purchased affected products can contact the Plum Organics Consumer Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 866-535-3774 or send an email to email@example.com to request reimbursement. For more information visit: www.plumorganics.com/March2014Recall .
We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national Feeding America office.
ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, click here
Unilever United States, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of 20-Count Boxes of Popsicle Orange, Cherry and Grape Ice Pops Due to Undeclared Milk – Mar.4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 28, 2014 – Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 20-1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC of 7756712130, with best before dates of JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV, which are printed on the side of each box. No other best before dates have been affected.
The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
No other Popsicle brand products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. To date, the company has received one report of two milk allergic reactions associated with this product. The company initiated the recall as a result of this consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before dates are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7402 , which is operational 24 hours a day, to request a replacement coupon.
The company is placing a notification on the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website www.foodallergy.org .
- We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
FOOD RECALL FEB. 18, 2014: Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese
Nestlé USA Has issued a voluntary recall of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the two pack box
The voluntary recall is limited to these two products, which were distributed nationwide. No other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of HOT POCKETS® brand products are affected by this recall. The reason is due to the recall announced last week by Rancho Feeding Corporation which affects many companies. Our teams at Nestlé have reviewed our vendor records and have determined that one Nestlé brand has been impacted by the Rancho meat recall.
USDA notes that no illnesses have been reported in relation to the Rancho Feeding Recall.
FOOD RECALL NOTICE 2-11-14: Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Tomatoes Due to Possible Risk of Contamination from Salmonella – Lot#1106
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 7, 2014 – Big Red Tomato Packers, LLC of Fort Pierce, FL is voluntarily issuing a limited recall of 790 – 20 and 25 lb. boxes of fresh tomatoes of lot 1106, because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
This is a voluntary precautionary recall as there are no known illnesses associated with this lot number.
Tomatoes from the lot were distributed to a limited number of receivers in Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. All receivers of the lot have been notified.
THREE FOOD RECALL NOTICES 2-18-14: see below for details
Kettle Brand Voluntarily Recalls Limited Run of Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips Due to Potential Milk Allergen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2014 -Kettle Brand is issuing a voluntary recall on a limited run of its 4-ounce Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips because of potential exposure to milk-based sour cream seasoning, a potential milk allergen not declared on the ingredient label. The brand is recalling 144 cases as a precaution. The product was distributed to 12 customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide. This is the only item impacted, and there have been no reports of illnesses or injury.
Product Name UPC Code Manufacturing Code Best-Buy Date:
Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips 84114 10984 2 09309210, ending with four numbers ranging from 05:00 – 10:30 01MAY14
Manufacturing codes can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the front package.
Consumers interested in a replacement or refund are encouraged to contact Consumer Affairs online via http://www.kettlebrand.com/contact/contact_kettle/ or by calling 503-364-0399 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday – Friday.
We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
MyNicKnaxs, LLC. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide and International Recall of All weight loss formulas of: Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming, Jianfeijindan Activity Girl, and Japan Hokkaido Cangye Phamacy Co., LTD Japanese Chinese Formula pill for weight reduction.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- February 4, 2014 – MyNicKnaxs, LLC., located in Florida is announcing a recall of: Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming,
Jianfeijindan Activity Girl, and Japan Hokkaido Cangye Phamacy Co., LTD Japanese Chinese Formula pill for weight reduction because these products contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients: Phenolphthalein, sibutramine or a combination of both. At this time no illnesses or injuries have been reported to MyKnicKnaxs, LLC., in connection with these products.
All lots of these products are being recalled.
Customers are advised to immediately discontinue use and should return the products immediately to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions should contact Chevonne Torres at 386-337-8142 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Monday – Friday,2:00 am – 7:00 pm, EDT.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
• Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
• Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
• Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
Washington Firm Recalls Dried Egg Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Class I Recall 015-2014
Health Risk: High Feb 15, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2014 – Nutriom LLC, a Lacey, Wash., establishment, is recalling approximately 226,710 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following products were shipped to co-packers for incorporation into consumer-size packages:
• 1,383-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag Egg Mix, Butter Flavor” with the lot code “C0513-A”
• 2,540-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “B1913-A”
• 2,409-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “B1913-B”
• 4,712-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “E0713-A,B”
• 1,265-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag, Heat and Serve” with the lot code “F1813-A”
• 4,155-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the lot code “I1113-A”
• 6,132-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg, Cage Free” with the lot code “J2913-A”
• 9,345-lb. super sack of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg, Cage Free” with the lot code “A1414-A”
The following products were packaged in consumer-sized packages:
• 3.06-lb. bags of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag Egg Mix, Butter Flavor” with the Julian dates “3074” and “3075”
• 2.34-lb. bags of “OvaEasy Boil-in-Bag, Reduced Cholesterol” with the Julian dates “3122,” “3123,” “3124,” “3127,” “3128” and “3129”
• 4.5-oz. cans of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian date “2903,” “1343” and “2893”
• 4-oz. bags of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “0853” and “0863”
• 4.5-oz. bags of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “0853,” “0863” and “0873”
• 1.75-lb. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “0813,” “1083,” “1093,” “1433,” “1443,” “1573,” “1723,” “2063,” “2163,” “2173,” “2183” “2243,” “2253,” “2183,” “2533,” “2543,” “2553,” “2563,” “2673,” “2683,” “2693” and “2703”
• 3.2-oz. bags of “Wise Company, Wise Blend” with the Julian dates “0953” and “0993”
• 2-oz. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “2073,” “2063,” “2163,” “2603,” “2613” “2903,” “2913,” “2953,” “2963,” “3173” and “3183”
• 3.2-oz. packs of “Wise Company, Wise Blend” with the Julian dates “1133,” “1143,” “1153,” “1163” and “1353”
• 1.17-lb. bags of “OvaEasy UGRA Boil-in-Bag, Reduced Cholesterol” with the Julian dates “3129,” “3130” and “3137”
• 1.75-lb. packs of “OvaEasy” with the Julian dates “2163,” “2173,” “2183” and “2243”
• 4.5-oz. packs of “OvaEasy Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates “2563,” “2623” and “2633”
• 1.1-lb. packs of “OvaEasy UGR H&S” with the Julian dates “3173,” “3174,” “3175,” “3177,” “3178,” “3179,” “3180,” “3181,” “3182,” “3183,” “3194,” “3195,” “3196,” “3197,” “3198” and “3199”
• 1.1-lb. packs of “G0213-A UGR H&S” with the Julian dates “3186,” “3187,” “3189,” “3190” and “3191”
• 128-gram packs of “Egg Crystal, Sea Salt and Pepper” with the Julian date “3033”
• 128-gram packs of “Egg Crystal, Sausage and Herb” with the Julian date “3043”
• 1.17-lb. packs of “OvaEasy UGR-A Reduced Cholesterol” with the Julian dates “3141,” “3142,” “3148,” “3149” and “3150”
• 3-oz. packs of “eFoods Plain Whole Egg” with the Julian dates of “3173” and “3183”
The dried egg products were produced between Feb. 28, 2013, and Feb. 8, 2014, and bear the establishment number “INSPECTED EGG PRODUCTS PLANT 21493G” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. These products were shipped nationwide and to U.S. military installations in the United States and abroad, as well as to Canada.
The problem was discovered by Washington State Laboratories in response to a billing inquiry by Nutriom LLC. The laboratory then notified FSIS personnel of the discrepancies in laboratory results. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.
When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare and consume egg products that have been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that egg products are cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature, http://1.usa.gov/1cDxcDQ.
Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Leonardo Etcheto, Chief Operating Officer, at (360) 413-7269, ext. 106. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Julie Cuffee, Customer Service Representative, at (360) 413-7269, ext. 101.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
FOOD SAFETY INFO & HELPFUL LINKS:
Meat & Poultry Hotline: The specialists at USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline can answer your questions about spring cleaning your kitchen and keeping food safe year-round. You can reach them at 1-888-MPHotline, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST (English or Spanish). Listen to timely recorded food safety messages at the same number 24 hours a day.
Helpful info on food safety & recalls: FoodSafety.gov
Your ultimate shelf life guide: Still Tasty
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s shelf life guide. Click here
Safe handling of fresh fruits & veggies: handling-fresh-fruits-veggies.pdf
For the holidays: turkey thawing & cooking tips:safe-cooking-of-turkeys.pdf
HURRICANE & TORNADO SAFETY TIPS:
(1) Before a hurricane strikes, visit the Ready.gov hurricane page to find out what you need to do before, during, and after a hurricane by clicking here
(2) For a to-do preparation checklist, click here: tornado-preparedness-list.pdf
Pre-Application for Becoming a MANNA Partner Agency
If you are interested in partnering with MANNA FoodBank, please complete the form below and return it to the address specified, along with the requested supporting documents. We will contact you to let you know if your organization is eligible.pre-application-checklist_rev-62013.pdf