Ashdon Farms Issues Allergy Alert on Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix and Honey Mustard Mix
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For Immediate Release
November 17, 2015
Firm Press Release
Ashdon Farms, Waukesha, WI 53188 is alerting consumers that Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix sold under the Girl Scouts of the USA brand and Honey Mustard Mix sold under the Ashdon Farms brand distributed to consumers on or before November 15, 2015 are being recalled because milk is not declared in the contains statement on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume these products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Girl Scouts of the USA branded product packaged in 7 oz bags (no UPC code) has been sold through Girl Scout Councils and online sales nationwide. Ashdon Farms branded product in 8 oz bags (UPC 79113-41184) has been sold through fund raising distributors nationwide. Ashdon Farms is currently correcting the label at the distribution level so that all product distributed to consumers on or after Nov 16, 2015 will correctly declare the milk allergen. ONLY PRODUCT DISTRIBUTED TO CONSUMERS ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 15, 2015 IS AFFECTED.
Due to correction at the distribution level the product cannot be identified based on code date. Affected packages can be identified by the contains statement found immediately below the ingredient listing. The contains statement on incorrect labels reads “Contains: Cashews, Almonds, Soy, Wheat.” Packages with the correct label read “Contains: Cashews, Almonds, Soy, Wheat, Milk.”
There have been no reports of illness or injury associated with this product.
Milk allergic consumers who have purchased the product may contact Ashdon Farms at 800-274-3666.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm473216.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.