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Nestle recalls fun-size bags of Raisinets

BY Allison Cerra

GLENDALE, Calif. Nestle USA announced its voluntary recall for one of its confections, which may contain peanuts.

The company said its Raisinets fun-size bags (10-oz. variety) with a production code of 02015748/UPC number 2800010255 may contain peanuts. The fun-size bags with this production code were sold in Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote retail stores, the company said.

The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration and said no other Nestle products were impacted.

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Tennessee Pride’s turkey sausage biscuits make retail debut

BY Allison Cerra

MADISON, Tenn. Tennessee Pride has created a new snack-size breakfast sandwich.

 

The new turkey sausage biscuits offering is part of Tennessee Pride’s expansion of its breakfast sandwich business.

 

According to Larry Odom, the president and CEO of Tennessee Pride, "We listen to our customers to keep our product offerings in tune with their changing needs. The new turkey sausage biscuits are a perfect solution for families seeking a new breakfast option. They have 60% less fat than our regular Sausage Biscuits, contain no MSG and have only 100 calories per sandwich."

The new product is being offered to all Tennessee Pride retail customers and is available in various grocery stores.

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NACDS encourages members to use RollStream’s CEN to assure CPSIA compliance

BY Allison Cerra

ALEXANDRIA, Va. A group representing the nation’s chain pharmacies alerted retailers and manufacturers Thursday about a new rule, part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, that requires tracking labels on certain products.

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said that under the new CPSIA rule, which goes into effect March 1, 2011, packaged items –– including certain DVDs, video games, art materials, sporting goods and other products geared for children ages 12 years or younger –– may require tracking labels to be in compliance with CPSIA.

The legislation imposes new document-sharing requirements regarding product-safety-testing certificates on certain consumer products. The new rule follows the first round of implementations this past February.

In an effort to assist retailers and manufacturers to comply with the law, NACDS is encouraging its members to participate in the certificate exchange network developed by RollStream. The CEN provides retailers, manufacturers and distributors a single, online platform to exchange certificates of conformity. It enables manufacturers to directly post certificates to the online platform or provide a link to existing certificates of conformity that a manufacturer may store electronically elsewhere.

“The certificate exchange network has helped retailers and suppliers prepare for the implementation of the requirements of the CPSIA,” said NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson. “NACDS urges retailers and manufacturers to utilize the CEN for the next round to help reduce the risks and minimize the costs associated with compliance.”

Added RollStream CEO Kristin Muhlner, “While complying with CPSIA regulations can be challenging for many retailers and manufacturers, noncompliance can be financially devastating. We are excited to provide NACDS members with a solution that enables the industry to reduce the risks and minimize the costs associated with CPSIA compliance.”

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