Figi’s Issues Recall Alert on Mislabeled Marzipan
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For Immediate Release
January 27, 2016
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Figi’s Companies, Inc. of Marshfield, WI is recalling 8 ounce packages of “Classic Marzipan” because the ingredients are not properly labeled and the product contains undeclared almonds. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled “Classic Marzipan” was distributed nationwide through mail orders and at one retail outlet.
The product comes in a kraft colored corrugated container with red printed decorations including the Figi’s Logo. It is labeled with a white and red product label in the upper right hand corner that identifies the item as 100-0034-200 “Classic Marzipan” and has a code date in a smaller yellow box in the lower left hand corner of that label. The code date will read either “5 190”, “5 194”, “5 253” or “5 328.” The product itself is contained within a gold foil covered paperboard tray with a clear acetate cover. The package includes Figi’s Special Gift Notice/Product Guarantee that is preprinted on the reverse side with the Nutritional Facts Panel for “Assorted Fruit Shaped Marzipan” and identified with the part number 380-0034-515. The shipping container also contains a promotional coupon for a discount on a future order.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the almond containing product was not labeled with ingredients nor were the presence of almonds highlighted. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s Bill of Material verification process.
Production of the product has been suspended until the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased or received as gifts, 8 oz. packages of Classic Marzipan are urged to return them to Figi’s for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Saturday, 7AM – 5:30PM CST at 1-800-437-3817.
* 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/ucm483585.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.