Press Release For Voluntary Recall of Kermit, Inc. Products
John Meyer or Ken Arnold
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 25, 2015 — DeLand, FL — Kermit, Inc. of DeLand, Florida issuing a voluntary recall of the following products because of undeclared allegens on the label. Undeclared soy, an ingredient in Worcestershire Sauce, is used to make the following:
• Kermit’s Key Lime Cocktail Sauce, Net Wt. 12-oz., Best By Sep/1/2016.
• Kermit’s Key Lime Steak Sauce, Net Wt.& 10-oz., Best By Aug/18/2016.
• Kermit’s Sweet & Tasty Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt, 16-oz., Best By Sep/14/2016.
• Kermit’s Medium Mannered Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16- oz., Best By Aug/11/2016.
• Kermit’s Hot & Spicy Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16-oz., Best By Aug/19/2016.
• Kermit’s Chipotle Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16oz., Best By Jul/24/2016.
• Kermit’s P4 Hot Sauce, Net Wt. 5.5-oz., Best By Aug/20/2016.
Additionally, the product, Kermit’s Key Lime Ginger Wasabi Marinade, Net Wt. 12-oz., with Best By Aug/31/2016, is being recalled due to the undeclared, soybeans and wheat ingredients in Soy Sauce.The presence of undeclared soy and soybeans in the product can elicit life-threatening allergic reactions in sensitive individuals while undeclared wheat may elicit adverse health reactions in both individuals sensitive to wheat protein or to gluten (such as individuals with celiac disease). Individuals allergic to wheat protein can suffer acute allergic reactions if they are exposed to wheat flour, with the possibility for life-threatening anaphylaxis in particularly sensitive individuals. Individuals allergic to wheat protein can suffer acute allergic reactions if they are exposed to wheat flour, with the possibility for life-threatening anaphylaxis in particularly sensitive individuals. Gluten intolerance in adults exposed to gluten can manifest as diarrhea and under chronic exposure can lead to weight loss and ultimately malabsorption (steatorrhea), anemia, or osteomalacia.
The products are sold in clear glass bottles in the sizes with Best Buy dates as indicated above. The recall is for all of the individual products with the indicated “Best By” date or earlier.
The recalled products were distributed in retail stores in Florida and Maryland, and sold direct to consumer via the internet through Kermit’s website, www.keylimeshop.com .
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The label has been reconditioned (corrected) on bottles in Kermit’s
inventory and in the inventory of retail shops that carry the specific products.
Purchasers allergic to soy, soybeans, or wheat should destroy the product, or contact Kermit, Inc. for a corrected label. Anyone with questions, please contact John Meyer or Ken Arnold at 386-740-0502.
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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/ucm464517.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.