MEDIA ROOM - Food Safety Update


Last Updated: January 8 at 10:00AM, Chicago, IL

RE: Industry News regarding the CDC’s listeriosis warning.

In light of the recent CDC warnings regarding commercially prepared, prepackaged caramel apples we want to reassure our Mrs. Prindable’s customers that we strongly believe our handmade gourmet caramel apples are safe.

Mrs. Prindable’s purchases raw apples from the most respected apple growers and packers in the US. These packers use FDA and industry approved methods to disinfect and cleanse apples prior to packing and shipment. Our apples are packed alongside the same apples you wouldn't hesitate to purchase at the finest grocery stores. Each apple is gently hand dipped, packaged and shipped directly to our customers daily.

Our company has a great history of food safety regularly exceeding industry and regulatory standards for food safety programs. Beside governmental agency inspections, we regularly undergo rigorous, thorough, independent audits and inspections of our food safety processes and programs by the most respected food safety experts in the industry. Our scores are amongst the highest in the industry.

We will provide updates here as new information becomes available.

Last Updated: December 29 at 3:20PM, Chicago, IL

RE: Industry News regarding the CDC’s listeriosis warning.

Here is what we know through today:

Several caramel apple brands, sold through grocery and convenience stores, have issued recalls for their caramel apples sold in late October and early November. These companies received notice from a single California apple supplier that there may be a connection between this outbreak and apples they supplied to them during this period. The two companies involved supply the states where infected cases were reported.

We want to reassure Mrs. Prindable’s customers that we have no reason to believe our products are not safe. The Mrs. Prindable's brand is not on any list of affected brands nor has any agency contacted us regarding any concern for our products.

Mrs. Prindable’s uses apples from selected growers in Washington State. We do not purchase apples from the California supplier implicated.

Our company has a great history of food safety regularly exceeding industry and regulatory standards for food safety programs. Beside governmental agency inspections, we regularly undergo thorough, independent audits and inspections of our food safety processes and programs by the most respected food safety experts in the industry.

Our food safety team continues to monitor events. We will provide updates here as new information becomes available.

 

Last Updated: December 21 at 11:31AM, Chicago, IL

RE: Industry News regarding the CDC’s listeriosis warning.

Here is what we know through today:

Two suspected brands sold in grocery stores have been identified by the Minnesota Department of Public Health. The identified brands, located in Minnesota, ceased seasonal operations in early November. These brands are sold through grocery and convenience stores. The information also indicates there is an active investigation of other brands. It’s our belief these cases are related to store purchased products in certain western states.

We want to reassure our customers that we have no reason to believe that Mrs. Prindable’s products are not safe. The Mrs. Prindable's brand is not on any list of affected brands nor has any agency contacted us regarding any concern for our products.

Our company has a great history of food safety regularly exceeding industry and regulatory standards for food safety programs. Beside governmental agency inspections, we regularly undergo thorough, independent audits and inspections of our food safety processes and programs by the most respected food safety experts in the industry.

Our food safety team is monitoring events. We will provide updates here as new information becomes available.

 

Saturday, December 20 4:26pm

We have read the Center for Disease Control report on an outbreak of listeriosis.

We have no reason to believe that our products are not safe to eat. The Mrs. Prindable's brand was not on a list of affected brands nor has any agency contacted us regarding concern for our products. Two suspected brands sold in grocery stores have been identified by the Minnesota Department of Public Health. Our food safety team is monitoring this investigation closely.

Mrs. Prindable's cooks our own caramel from scratch, using the finest ingredients, to strict quality control standards in our own kitchens.

We will provide updates here as new information becomes available. Additional information can be obtained directly from the Center for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbreaks/caramel-apples-12-14/).



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