Country Favor Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “Best Taste Keo Me Den Candy”
For Immediate Release
April 7, 2016
Country Favor Inc.
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Country Favor Inc. of Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 120g packages of “Best Taste Keo Me Den Candy” food treats because they contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled “Best Taste Keo Me Den Candy” was distributed nationwide in retail stores. The product comes in a 120g clear and green plastic bag with an expiration date of 2017-12 stamped at the bottom.
No Illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel which revealed the presence of peanuts in packages of Best Taste Keo Me Den Candy that did not declare its presence.
Consumers who have purchased 120g packages of “Best Taste Keo Me Den Candy” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-418-9400.
* 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/ucm495788.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery