Cashews, Red Pepper Strips Both Recalled Citing Possible Glass Contamination

Two different companies issued voluntary recalls over fears that glass pieces were in their products.

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Although unrelated, both Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. and New York-based Roland Foods have issued voluntary recalls over fears that glass pieces were present in their products.

Emerald (one of the several brands owned by Synder’s-Lance) issued a voluntary recall of its 100-calories packages of roasted and salted cashew halves. According to CNN, the recall was issued following a consumer complaint that small pieces of glass were found in the product. 

In a release from the Food and Drug Administration, Snyder’s-Lance said that the investigation was ongoing, but “we believe the source of the glass to be the raw cashews received from one of our suppliers under a specific lot code.”

The recalled cashews were sold nationwide in seven-pack boxes marked with best-if-used-by dates of Dec. 12, 13, 18 and 21, 2016.

Roland Foods also issued a voluntary recall of its fire-roasted red pepper strips due to “the possible presence of glass in the product.” 

According to CNN, Roland Foods announced the recall following a consumer complaint. In a statement, the company said, “The recalling firm has notified the manufacturer of the findings in order to conduct an investigation as to what caused the problem.”

In a statement from the FDA, the cans of red peppers were distributed throughout Canada and the United States, and they each weigh 8 ounces with the UPC number 041224456280.

To date, there have been no reported injuries in connection to either of the recalled products.

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