Maine Grains of Skowhegan, Maine recalled 2,000 pounds of Organic Yellow Peas due to an undeclared allergen.
The mislabeled product contain soybeans, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a person having an allergic reaction to soybeans may experience hives, itching or eczema, swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat, nasal congestion, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting and dizziness.
The recall was initiated after they discovered that the packaging did not indicate the presence of soybeans. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an incident whereby inclusion of egg occurred during the sample inspection process.
The production of the Organic Yellow Peas has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain the product has been corrected.
The recalled product was distributed in the Northeastern to online customers who ordered through the company’s website. The majority of the product went to New York City.
Maine Grains advised customers who bought the product and have a soybeans allergy to not consume it and to return the product to the place of sale for a full refund.
According to their statement on the matter, no other products or date codes are affected. They apologized for any concern this caused to their consumers and customers and they reassured that they take strict measures to ensure the safety and proper labeling of their products.
There have been no illnesses reported thus far.
© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.