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Oct 23, 2006 05:18 AM


Several people have told me Alber's Cornmeal cannot be found in many stores recently.Anyone use ALbers and having trouble finding it?

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  1. I don't usually notice what brand I buy, but now that you mention it Von's in LA did not have it--there was an empty space with a 'comming soon' notice. I just bought the store brand instead.

    1. I just bought it at Vallarta Market in North Hollywood yesterday... they have both white and yellow.

      1. I bought some at a Mexican market in the Mission in San Francisco yesterday. They also have both white and yellow, and there were plenty of boxes on the shelves.

        1. My grocery store tipped me off about 10 days ago that there had been a product recall. When I googled it, this story from Hawaii came up about why it was recalled:

          I didn't find anything about the recall on the Albers website.

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          1. re: Ruby Louise

            Thanks, for the info! tried to find info online to no avail Albers website nor their toll free information line mentions it,I'm glad I didn't find the cornmeal!

            1. re: WINDELLA

              Today out in Ridgecrest,Ca. I went to by some cornmeal and Albertsons here has non at all. So I started asking question and finally got an answer from the store manager. He said all the Alber's products (grits and cornmeal) had been recalled. He said he didn't know the reason but would think that the products would be back soon.

              Now I do know where it does rain and there is humidity that worms will grown from grain based cereal. Lived in Florida most of my life and it was common to make sure you checked the oatmeal, cornmeal and grits for this reason or you would be eating extra protein.

              I did find the article interesting but it only mentioned the grits.

          2. I emailed Nestle's to find out about the Alber's cornmeal and this is what they told me:
            ADM and Nestlé initiated an investigation after Nestlé heard from consumers who reported finding insects in their ALBERS products. The products affected are ALBERS Yellow Corn Meal in 20 oz. cartons, 40 oz. cartons and 5 lb. bags, ALBERS White Corn Meal in 20 oz. cartons and 40 oz. cartons, and ALBERS Quick Grits in 20 oz. cartons, 40 oz. cartons and 5 lb. bags.

            While food storage pests are generally not a health concern as they do not commonly cause or transmit illness, consumers do not expect to find insects in packaged products. To assure that Nestlé stands for quality, Nestlé is removing from sale all ALBERS products with a manufacturing code that begins with the number 6.

            Nestlé apologizes for any inconvenience experienced by our valued consumers. Should you have additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-432-9371, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

            We appreciate your interest in our products and hope you'll visit our website often for latest information on Nestlé products and promotions.

            Maritza Garcia
            Consumer Response Representative

            Ref: N14414512

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            1. re: WINDELLA

              I have spent the entire day looking for white cornmeal for a specific dessert recipe. . .Having learned of the recall, is there a recommended substitute for white cornmeal? (I happen to have plenty of yellow cornmeal in my cupboard...) And/or, when will white (and yellow) cornmeal be back on supermarket shelves in the Bay Area?