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FMIF Holdings, LLC Urges Consumers of 8oz Pods Purchased Online to Dispose of Product Immediately

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2016

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FMIF Holdings
kingdom@snow-monkey.com

 

Announcement

FMIF Holdings, LLC is recalling Snow Monkey Goji Berry and Cacao 8oz. pods because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

To date, no illnesses have been reported resulting in conjunction from consuming Snow Monkey products.

The potentially at risk products are:

  • 8 oz. Snow Monkey Subzero Superfood in Cacao delivered from online order between May and June 2016
       Barcode reads ‘000000000000 Sample Only - Not for Resale’
  • 8 oz. Snow Monkey Subzero Superfood in in Goji Berry delivered from online order between May and June 2016
       Barcode reads ‘000000000000 Sample Only - Not for Resale’

Products were distributed via online order between May and June 2016 in CA, MO, MA, NY, FL, IL, NV, AZ, TX, HI, OR, CO, D.C., MI, CT, ME, NJ, NH. None of these products were sold at retail locations.

The products are packed in 8oz plastic pods with sticker labels. The Barcode reads
‘000000000000 Sample Only - Not for Resale.’ Barcode can be found printed horizontally on the side of the label next to the nutritional facts.

We were informed by the FDA that Listeria monocytogenes were found in in the continuous freezer line at ‘Dr. Bob’s’ Ice Cream manufacturing plant. ‘Dr. Bob’s’ is our former manufacturing plant, we have used their continuous line on one occasion to fill some of our 8oz pods. Customers that have received our 8oz pods via online order between May and June 2016 are urged to dispose of any remaining products immediately as they may be at risk.

The majority of our 8oz pods were filled with a batch machine, there was no Listeria found in the batch machine by the FDA. All other 8oz units sold in retail stores or online, outside of the May-June 2016 time frame, are not at risk of contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes thrives mostly in unpasteurized dairy or raw foods. Although our product is dairy free and none of our ingredients are raw, the FDA believes there is a chance the bacteria could be present in our product because it was found inside ‘Dr. Bob’s’ processing equipment. Five Ice Cream companies have issued voluntary recalls of their products as a result of this situation. Dr. Bob’s has recently closed their business.

To date, no illnesses have been reported resulting in conjunction From consuming Snow Monkey products.

The recall is the result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finding samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the facility of the contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC and in finished product of an unrelated company’s brand that was manufactured at Dr. Bob’s facility, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products produced this year at its facility.

We began working with a new manufacturer in August 2016. All new products including our 16oz pints have been produced at this new facility and are not at risk. The potentially at risk products are:

  • 8 oz. Subzero Superfood in Cacao delivered from online order between May and June 2016
  • 8 oz. Subzero Superfood in in Goji Berry delivered from online order between May and June 2016

If you still have 8oz pods of Subzero Superfood in your freezer we highly recommend you do not consume it and throw it away. To date, no illnesses have been reported resulting in conjunction from consuming Snow Monkey products. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Your health and wellness is our priority. Please contact us with and questions or concerns through kingdom@snow-monkey.com or (951) 878-0887 during weekdays 9am-4pm PST.

 

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Product Photos

  • 8 oz. Snow Monkey Subzero Superfood in Cacao
  • 8 oz. Snow Monkey Subzero Superfood in in Goji Berry

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