KellBran Candies Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Caramel Popcorn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 27, 2015 – Akron, Ohio – KellBran Candies of Akron, Ohio is recalling KellBran Caramel Popcorn, because it contains undeclared milk product. 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.
Caramel Popcorn was distributed in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, New Jersey, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, through various retail specialty grocery stores.
The product is packaged in 8 oz. bags with expiration dates of 11/30/2015 and 12/31/2015 located on the back of the package. The UPC number 0 96637 50153 9, with Lot Codes 181317 4 for the 11/30/2015 packages, 211830 6 for the 12/31/2015 packages are also located on the back of the package.
No illnesses or reactions have been reported to date.
During an inspection by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, it was discovered that product containing a milk product (butter) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk in the ingredients.
Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company direct at 330-628-3900 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. EST.
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* 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/ucm456160.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.