Undeclared Peanuts Prompts Allergy Alert and Recall
EMSL Analytical offers a wide variety of allergen testing in our Cinnaminson, NJ and Houston, TX labs.
A recall has been issued by Grand BK of their 7 oz. plastic container units of Black & Mix Crisp and Crisp Mix because the products may contain peanuts. Those with a peanut allergy or a severe sensitivity to peanuts are at risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction upon consumption.
The manufacturer failed to inform the labeling department of their ingredient change, and therefore the labeling on the product did not include peanuts as an ingredient. The recall was initiated after a consumer had an allergic reaction to the product. To date, this has been the only incident related to this item.
The affected products have been distributed to retail stores throughout New York and New Jersey. All of the products sold prior to July 27, 2012 are included in this recall and should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
“Ingredients frequently go undeclared on food labels for various reasons, and a recall is a very expensive and time-consuming process" states Dr. Jason Dobranic Ph. D., EMSL’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences. “EMSL Analytical has numerous food testing laboratories that provide consumers and companies with a wide variety of allergen tests, including peanuts, soy protein, sesame, almond, total milk, egg, crustacean, and gluten.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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