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Hail Merry Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Labeling Error
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2017
Michael Aaron Bepko
Cashews Listed as Ingredient but Omitted from “Contains” Allergen Warning Statement
Dallas – Hail Merry LLC, a plant-based snack food company, voluntarily recalls its Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 from the market due to a labeling error. The products contain cashews as listed on the “Ingredients” label, however the “Contains” allergen warning statement does not specifically identify “cashews.” People who have an allergy to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do not read both the “Ingredients” and the “Contains” statements and then consume the products.
The recalled Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Packs of 6 have been distributed nationwide in retail stores. The recall was immediately initiated by Hail Merry after receiving a consumer complaint and identifying the labeling error. No other Hail Merry products are affected by this recall.
Hail Merry Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 can be identified by a bright yellow sleeve reading “Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tarts®” and wrapped around a black tray containing 6 miniature lemon tarts. Net weight is listed as 4.65oz on the front of the sleeve, and the UPC code 816247010876 on the back.
Hail Merry has ceased distribution of the affected inventory as of May 19, 2017. New packaging with a modified “Contains” allergen warning statement has already been created, and the product will again be placed indistribution in the next few weeks.
Consumers who have purchased Hail Merry Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hail Merry at 214.905.5005 x115 or email [email protected].
About Hail Merry
Hail Merry is a category-redefining snack-food company that exists to provide “HAIL YES!” indulgence. Susan O’Brien founded the company in 2008 to create mind-blowing snacks from plant-based ingredients that areconscientiously-sourced and prepared in innovative ways. All Hail Merry snacks are Non-GMO Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan and Paleo-Friendly, which give consumers the Freedom to Indulge anytime, anywhere! To learn more, visit www.hailmerry.com.
* We believe that none of the product 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: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm560456.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery