April 3, 2013
The USDA and the manufacturer of Farm Rich frozen products have issued a recall on several pizza, cheese and quesadilla products due to possible E. coli contamination.
An E.coli infection can result in dehydration, abdominal cramps, and bloody diarrhea. These symptoms can be especially serious in very young children and older adults.
Our Save Mart, S-Mart, and Lucky stores do carry one of the products – “Farm Rich Mozzarella...
A safety alert has been issued by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding small plastic-wrapped liquid laundry packets. These small packets can be mistaken for candy or another consumable. However, they contain concentrated liquid laundry detergent that can be extremely harmful if swallowed or exposed to the eye, especially for small children. Packets quickly dissolve upon contact with water, wet hands or saliva. They can also rupture, releasing content into the eyes....
Nestlé USA announced the recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters (our company does not carry the 40.7 ounce size).
The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall.
Calcium carbonate, an ingredient used in this product, may have the presence...
Aug 25, 2012
A recall has been issued in Canada due to an outbreak of salmonella traced to mangoes imported from Mexico. The salmonella bacterium can cause infections resulting in serious health consequences or death.
There have been no reports of illness related to any product in our stores. However, out of an abundance of caution, Save Mart Supermarket has removed all mangoes from its shelves.
If you have purchased mangoes from any of our stores, please return them to any Save Mart,...
August 22, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on cantaloupes from a southwestern Indiana farm due to a multistate salmonella outbreak.
We want you to know that cantaloupe supplied to our stores comes from California growers only, and there is no evidence of any contamination.
As always, we are committed to offering only fresh, safe, high quality foods for our customers and their families. If you have any additional questions or concerns about this advisory, please...
August 20, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration, working with Tanimura and Antle Farms in Salinas, CA, has issued a recall on Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine Lettuce due to potential e-coli contamination. NO OTHER TANIMURA & ANTLE PRODUCTS ARE BEING RECALLED.We want you to know that we DO NOT carry Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine Lettuce from Tanimura and Antle Farms.As always, we are committed to offering only fresh, safe, high quality foods for our customers and their...
Modesto, Calif., March 27, 2012 – Save Mart Supermarkets will remove Lean Finely Trimmed Beef from all its ground meat products in all Save Mart, Lucky, S-Mart Foods, FoodMaxx, and Maxx Value Foods stores.
Though Lean Finely Trimmed Beef is known to be a safe process endorsed by the USDA, we want to be responsive to increasing consumer concerns. Until all our ground beef can be produced without LFTB, concerned customers can select ground beef from Organic...
Lean Finely Textured Beef (referenced as pink slime in media)
March 15, 2012
Most ground beef has a small amount of boneless lean beef trimmings. Our meat processors, Cargill, Miller Beef, and Moran’s do not use ammoniated meat products in the production of fresh ground beef for the stores of Save Mart Supermarkets. They abide by all regulatory requirements and all ground beef is tested for E. coli before leaving the plant.
Lean finely textured beef (LFTB) is a category of beef products that uses hightechnologyfood processing equipment to separate lean meat from fat because doing it by handwould be impossible. LFTB products prevent the waste of valuable, lean, nutritious, safe, beefby using technology to do what hands cannot.
Unfortunately, recent media reports and so‐called “reality” shows have raised concernsabout the product without the benefit of facts from those that produce or use it....
Frequently Asked Questions – Updated Dec. 20, 2011
What do you know so far? What has the investigation revealed?
Local, state, and federal authorities continue investigating. Currently, all the tampered card readers have been sent to the Secret Service for evaluation. We hope to know soon the timeframe that the credit/debit card readers contained an illegal skimming device. This is an ongoing criminal investigation and we are closely following law enforcement instructions on what...