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Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Sea Salt Rice Chips Due to Undeclared Allergen
Inez Be / 1-415-844-6254
Cori Barrett / 1-415-844-6263
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — October 24, 2014 — RICHVALE, Calif. — Lundberg Family Farms announced that it is voluntarily recalling from distribution in the United States and Canada, specific bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips due to possible presence of an undeclared dairy allergen. The issue was discovered through a consumer complaint.
The recall applies to only 6 ounce bags (170g) of Sea Salt Rice Chips packed on August 11th, 2014, bearing the code “140811” and a best before date of “2015 JUN 08” on the upper right-hand corner of the bag. The Sea Salt Rice Chips display the following UPC numbers 0-73416-03530-0 for U.S., or 0-73416-03540-9 for Canada.
Lundberg Family Farms has identified the problem and has taken immediate corrective action. Distributors and retailers have been notified and requested to discard the affected products in stock. The company notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is cooperating fully with the agency.
No serious injuries or illness have been reported from the consumption of the product. People who have a severe allergy to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Customers who have bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips with the aforementioned labeling should discard them or return them unopened to the place of purchase for a refund. Customers can call our customer service representatives at 530-538-3555, which is staffed seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, or leave a message at other times, with any questions or concerns about the product, or email [email protected].
* 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/ucm420411.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.