Sweet Earth Natural Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Mispackaged Big Sur Burritos

The Santa Cruz Burrito: Potential Allergy Concern for those with Milk Allergy

Sweet Earth Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling its Big Sur Burrito, 7oz, due to a packaging error. As a result, a small number of these products contain an undeclared milk allergen. The precautionary recall was necessitated when it was discovered that a small quantity of Santa Cruz Burritos were packaged into Big Sur Burrito pouches. The Santa Cruz Burrito contains milk in the form of cheese, which is not listed as an allergen on the Big Sur Burrito pouch, therefore posing a potential risk to people who have an allergy to milk.

In some individuals the consumption of milk could present a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.

These retail products were distributed nationwide from our manufacturing facility between the dates of March 30, 2016 and May 6, 2016.

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Lodge Cast Iron Crowns Cook-Off Winner at 20th National Cornbread Festival Martha White® Past Judge Cook-Off Benefits Charity

In a weekend-long celebration of cornbread, dishes with French influence and southern flair take home top honors at the National Cornbread Festival.

Lodge Cast Iron® recently hosted the 20th Annual Cornbread Festival in its hometown of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, at which Ronna F. of Rockville, Maryland, was crowned the winner of the 20th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off. As winner of the 2016 Cook-Off, Ronna’s original recipe, Cornbread-Topped Cordon Bleu Skillet, earned her the coveted cast iron skillet crown, a $5,000 cash prize, a 30-inch stainless steel gas range from FiveStar® Professional Cooking Equipment (a $3,250 value), and special gifts from Martha White® and Lodge Cast Iron.

The second place winning recipe, Mexican Style Cornbread with Chipotle Shrimp Salad, was created by Karen H. of Littleton, Colorado. She was awarded a $1,500 cash prize. The third place winner, Naylet L. of Miami, Florida, took home $1,000 for her Bayou Smoky Shrimp and Fried Cornbread Green Tomato Arepas.

As part of the 20th National Cornbread Festival and in the spirit of continuing its celebration of Southern food and values, Martha White held the 2016 Past Judge Cornbread Cook-Off for Charity. Bob Carlton, reporter for The Birmingham News and AL.com, was crowned the winner for Bob’s Bama Hoecake Sliders. As a result, Martha White presented a $2,000 donation split between Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Magic City Harvest. Bob selected to compete on behalf of these two charities.

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Food Network Discovers the Next Generation Of Elite Grill Masters In New Primetime Series Kids BBQ Championship

Host Eddie Jackson with contestant Ty Machado, as he prepares his dish for the Chicken BBQ Challenge, as seen on Food Network’s Kids BBQ Challenge Season 1.

Host Eddie Jackson with contestant Ty Machado

Eight of the country’s finest young BBQers cook it out in the first-ever battle to find the best kid grill master in the new primetime series Kids BBQ Championship, premiering Monday, May 23rd at 8pm ET/PT.  During the six-episode season, hosts Camila Alves and Eddie Jackson lead the young chefs through a series of red-hot challenges testing their BBQ skills and creativity on the grill – and only one competitor takes home the grand prize: $20,000 and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  With themes ranging from a Hawaiian luau competition to a cowboy campfire challenge, each episode also features some of the biggest names in BBQ as guest judges.

“The competitors may be under the age of thirteen, but their BBQ skills are over the top,” said Didi O’Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network. “Camila and Eddie are the perfect duo to lead the culinary action in this fun, fiery and family-friendly addition to the primetime lineup.”

Kids BBQ Championship competitors are: Josie Burkhardt (Medford, New Jersey; age 11), Sydney Groves (Euharlee, Georgia; age 10), Paris Hale (Johns Creek, Georgia; age 11), Tyler Zager (Weston, Florida; age 11), Carter Hull (Austin, Texas; age 12), Ty Machado (Seguin, Texas; age 13), L.J. Ruth (Tampa, Florida; age 11) and Jacob Scott (Yahoo City, Mississippi; age 12).

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Big Red Kicks Off the Summer Season with 100 Days Of BBQ Promotion

Big Red Celebrates 100 Days of BBQ with Prizes, Including a Grand Prize Trip to Experience Top Iconic BBQ Destinations

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Big Red, America’s original and bestselling red soda, kicks off the summer grilling season with its 100 Days of BBQ promotion starting May 18. Long associated with BBQ, Big Red is reinforcing its status as the perfect complement to BBQ and summertime fun with its national 100 Days of BBQ promotion. Big Red will reward drinkers with BBQ-related prizes all summer long, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including a grand prize 3-day trip to visit iconic BBQ joints in Austin, TX.

“Big Red fans know there’s no better pair than Big Red and BBQ,” says Big Red’s SVP of Marketing Thomas Oh. “This summer, we’re inviting consumers to complement their summertime grilling with the sweet, smooth flavor of Big Red, and instantly win some iconic BBQ related prizes.”

Big Red’s 100 Days of BBQ grand prize is a trip to Austin, TX for “The Ultimate BBQ Tour Experience.” The winner and three guests will enjoy a VIP BBQ experience with stops at some of America’s most iconic BBQ joints. This exclusive trip includes airfare, accommodations, transportation and “BBQ Cash” to get around and enjoy the great Austin vibe.

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Reser’s Fine Foods Kicks Off Toyota® Highlander® Sweepstakes Enter for Chance to Win a 2016

Product Limited to a Small Quantity of Specific Lots of Quaker Quinoa Bars  

Quaker Canada today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of specific lots of Quaker Quinoa Bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). The products were only distributed in Ontario to Longo’s stores and a number of other drug stores and pharmacies across the province. There have been no reported illnesses to date. However, Quaker Canada is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health.

L.mono is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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Reser’s Fine Foods Kicks Off Toyota® Highlander® Sweepstakes Enter for Chance to Win a 2016

Toyota®Highlander® and a VIP Race Trip to Meet Joe Gibbs Racing Star Erik Jones

Reser’s Fine Foods®, a sponsor of the Joe Gibbs Racing #20 and driver Erik Jones, invites fans across the country to enter for a chance to win a 2016 Toyota® Highlander® and a VIP race trip to meet racing star Erik Jones. The sweepstakes runs May 15, 2016 through September 3, 2016. Fans can enter online at www.ResersRacing.com. The grand prize winner will be announced on or around September 15, 2016.

“Once again, we are partnering with Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing to offer one lucky winner a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize package,” says Trade Marketing Manager, Brenda Killingsworth for Reser’s. “We love the racing community and all of our loyal fans, so we created this giveaway to give everyone a chance to win something big – a brand new 2016 Toyota® Highlander® and a VIP Trip to meet Erik Jones.”

How to Enter Participants can visit www.ResersRacing.com to be entered into the Reser’s Toyota® Highlander® Giveaway for a chance to win.

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Stauffer’s® Introduces Myrtle Beach Sweepstakes 

STAUFFER’S®, makers of the #1-selling Animal Crackers and other delicious baked snacks, is celebrating the spring and summer with a promotional tie-in with Myrtle Beach, the top-ranked family destination.  In the Stauffer’s “Win A Trip To Myrtle Sweepstakes,” Stauffer’s is giving away over 200 prizes, including three (3) grand prize trips to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Stauffer’s/Myrtle Beach sweepstakes is live now and runs through August 15, 2016.  For the three grand prizes, winners will receive round-trip airfare for four to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 3-nights accommodations at a resort destination and a $100 gift card. Additional prizes include Pawleys Island rope hammocks, Myrtle Beach towels and Myrtle Beach Tervis Tumbler sets.

“Stauffer’s is thrilled to be working with Myrtle Beach because our products are family-friendly and fun, just like Myrtle Beach,” said Charlie Alford, Stauffer’s VP of Business Development. “We use promotions like this to grab consumers’ attention when they’re thinking about snacks for summer fun.”

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Brookhaven Beer Festival Returns for 6th Annual Event

Brookhaven Beer Festival (PRNewsFoto/Spiral Entertainment)

For three years straight, Brookhaven Beer Fest has sold out with 4000 people in attendance making it the 2nd largest beer fest in Metro Atlanta.  Back in its sixth year, your taste buds will experience one of the largest samplings of beers in Atlanta with over 200 domestic and international beers and wines.  So kick off your summer at this annual event Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Apple Valley Road behind the Brookhaven Marta station.

Headlining the entertainment stage will be Funk You and Heather Luttrell & The Possumden along with DJ Rock Most spinning between shows.  As you stroll down Apple Valley Road you will be able to taste an array of beers along with great food offerings from local Brookhaven restaurants and some of Atlanta’s best food trucks.

“It is definitely my favorite event that we do, as well as a favorite of our loyal festival-goers,” says Director of Operations, Adam Cohen. “I personally love Brookhaven and everything it has to offer from restaurants, recreation, cool stores, and a great diverse community. We are just happy to be a part of it all.”

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