As noted in the article published recently in the Chicago Tribune, food manufacturers routinely fail to disclose known allergens contained in their food products. In fact, the investigation revealed that an alarming number of food products sold as allergen-free actually contain harmful amounts of food allergens.What follows is a running list of food mislabeling notices. Check back periodically for updates.
December 2, 2008 — Mom’s Food Products, Inc. of Ft Worth, TX is recalling its Pimento Spread sandwiches with a expiration date of December 15th through the 18th due to the label not declaring an allergen egg yolks. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Click here for more information.
December 5, 2008 — Louisiana Fish Fry Products of Baton Rouge, LA, is recalling its 6 ounce packages of “Chicken & Fish Bake Seasoned Coating Mix” because they may contain undeclared buttermilk. People who have allergies to milk products run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume this product. Click here for more information.
December 13, 2008 — Kashi Company of LaJolla, CA is recalling a limited number of canisters of Kashi GOLEAN Powder Chocolate Energy Shake Mix because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product was distributed to grocery, health food, pharmacy and on-line retailers nationwide. The product is packaged in a 14.8 oz – canister with a bar code of 18627 71000. Canisters with a Better if Used by Date stamped on the bottom of the canister between the dates of JAN 17 2009 and NOV 15 2009 are included in this alert.
December 23, 2008–Los Angeles, CA–KRC Food Trading Inc recalled its Fish Cake sushi with production date of December 19 and December 22 due to the label not declaring eggs among the ingredients. People with egg allergies or severe sensitivity to eggs would run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction were they to consume this product. For more information, click here.