New Pharma Product to Improve Food Packaging, Onion Rings Recalled Due to Packaging Issue
CSP Technologies, an Alabama packaging solutions firm, has announced that its new Pharmapuck product will set a new industry standard in packaging by limiting odors and improving the longevity of packed food products.
According to Global Meat News, the Pharmabucks act as a scavenging device that look like small pills and can be integrated into virtually any product. The U.S. holds a 40% share of the global pharma market and these new Pharmapucks might increase that percentage.
“The Pharmapuck scavenging device has the potential to set a new industry standard by providing manufacturers a foolproof solution to protect their products and prevent misuse by consumers,” said the Alabama-based company in an official statement.
Another company could’ve used this type of protection within their own packaging or at least better labeling skills. AL.com reports that McCain Foods USA had to recall two brands of frozen onion rings that were sold in Alabama. These onion rings could potentially contain an undeclared ingredient that may cause a serious allergic reaction in certain customers.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume any of these products. The recall involves 20-ounce bags of Kroger brand Frozen Breaded Minced Onion Rings with any production date listed on the packaging marked after March 9, 2015, as well as 40-ounce bags of Premium Pick 5 Mix and Match onion rings that have listed production dates after October 20, 2015.
The two brands sold in Alabama do not state that milk is one of the ingredients.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products listen on the recall. On a national scale, the other brands of onion rings that are in the recall are Brand/Save-A-Lot, Krasdale Brand, Spartan Brand, and Shur Fine Brand.