No Sign of Tainted US Food Products on Island

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Thursday15th November, 2018-The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division is assuring the public that several food items that are currently being recalled in the United States have not been found on shelves in Antigua and Barbuda.

Over the past few days, the Division outlined in a statement it has conducted extensive investigations into the recalled goods and is satisfied, that no supplier or retailer in Antigua and Barbuda has the goods on the shelf or in their possession.

Mondelēz Global LLC manufactures of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products, Pepperridge Farms manufactures of Goldfish® Crackers and Conagra Brands manufactures of Duncan Hines Classic cake mix have all issued recalls recently on certain products, due to Salmonella contamination.

The Price and Consumer Affairs Division says food items with the brand names that are currently being offered for sale in the marketplace are safe and do not meet the recall requirements.

The Division stated that issues of recalls are taken seriously and they are committed to protecting consumers from any potential hazard.

More than 2 million boxes of Duncan Hines were recalled in the U.S, following reports last week that one variety of the cake mix tested positive for Salmonella.

FDA officials say they are investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes. Both the FDA and CDC “informed Conagra Brands that a sample of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix that contained Salmonella Agbeni matched the Salmonella collected from ill persons reported to the CDC.”

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