959 Pounds Of Lunchables Recalled By Kraft Heinz Due To Misbranding, Undeclared Allergens

By Chiara Leghler, Parent Herald October 11, 06:51 am
A photo showing the product that was recalled. It is manufactured by Kraft Heinz.
(Photo : YouTube/ABC ACtion News)

The company called Kraft Heinz recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables due to allergy-related matters. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of Department of Agriculture said in a statement that there was misbranding and undeclared allergens on the labels.

The item is said to be identified as Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers. The food contains wheat and soy but these ingredients are reportedly undeclared on the product's label.

The products in question were said to be manufactured on Sept. 21, 2016 and were distributed to stores in California and Utah. This explained the matter about undeclared allergens, CBS News reported.

The company added that some of the Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers products were labeled with information meant for another product called Nacho Lunchable. This explained the issue of mislabeling. It was unclear, however, why the products were mislabeled and if there will be an internal investigation to pinpoint where the mistake took place.

USA Today also reported that the products' expiration date is on December 25, 2016 and the production time stamp was identified as 9:13 to 10:00. These information were seen on the side of the plastic container of the food.

As of the moment, there are no reports about any adverse reaction to children who have consumed the food. However, the recall is the resullt of an incident where a consumer complained about the matter.

The complaint was not detailed regarding who sent it and why it was sent. Kraft Heinz said in a statement, "We apologize for this situation and are working hard to communicate with consumers and investigate how we can improve so this does not happen again."

Consumers who purchased the product are advised to return it to the place of purchase. They could also call Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations Center at 1-800-573-3877 for concerns or questions or to report an injury or illness due to the consumption of the product.

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