Kraft-Heinz Recalls Lunchables and Other Ready-to-Eat Products for Misbranding
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that Kraft Heinz Company of Fullerton, California, is recalling approximately 959 pounds of ready-to-eat “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers,” packaged lunch products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The recalled ready-to-eat pre-packaged lunch items were produced on Sept 21st, and contain wheat and soy allergens, which were not declared on the product label: 3.4-ounce boxes containing four-compartment plastic trays of “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” with a “USE BY” date of 25 DEC 2016 and production times ranging from 9:13 to 10:00 stamped on the side of the plastic container. The products were shipped to retail locations in Utah and California, and bear establishment number “EST. 537K” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The first consumer complaint was filed on October 6th, but no confirmed reports of adverse reaction or illness due to consumption of the products have been discovered. The establishment determined that the “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” products were incorrectly labeled with the back label for a “Nacho Lunchable” product. The back label contains the product ingredient statements and, as such, the “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” products that were mislabeled do not declare wheat and soy on the label. Consumers are being urged to not consume the product, and to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations Center at 1-800-573-3877.
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