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Glass Fragments Are the Cause of Two Separate Food Recalls

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Two different companies issued voluntary recalls of their food products on the same day, and for the same reason.

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. and Roland Foods both issued recalls on April 1 after glass fragments were discovered in some of their products. The affected products are Snyder’s-Lance’s Emerald brand 100-calorie pack roasted and salted cashew halves and pieces, and Roland Foods cans of fire roasted red pepper strips. Both companies were alerted to the issue thanks to consumer complaints, and no injuries have been reported in relation to either recall.

Snyder’s-Lance’s recall stated that the affected Emerald 100-calorie packs were distributed to retailers nationwide. Though investigations are ongoing, the company said that the offending ingredient was likely a specific lot of raw cashews that had been delivered to them by a supplier. The recall affects the above-stated product with “Best Before” dates of Dec. 12, Dec. 13, Dec. 18, and Dec. 21, 2016.

The Roland Foods recall affects 5 pound, 8 ounce cans of fire roasted red pepper strips that were distributed nationwide and to Canada. They were sold to food distributors, food service customers, and supermarket chains either both for use and for resale. The company has yet to discover the source of the glass fragments, but the recall states that it is cooperating with the manufacturer in Peru.

Neither company could immediately be reached for comment.