TF Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)
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For Immediate Release
February 5, 2016
Firm Press Release
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TF Foods of Paramount, CA is recalling its 10.60 ounce packages of “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” food treats because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” were distributed nationally in retail stores between November of 2015 and beginning of February of 2016.
The product comes in a 10.60 ounce, clear plastic bag.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a change in the company’s recipe which added peanuts but not to the labeling of the product.
Sale of the product has been suspended until the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased 10.60 ounce packages of “Fried Bean Snack (Na-Pia-Jo)” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact: John Pantaya at TF Foods, Inc., (562)220-2666 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm P.S.T.
* 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/ucm485084.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.