TreeHouse Foods, Inc. recalled Chewy Granola Bars due to an undeclared allergen.
The mislabeled product contains peanuts, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a person experiencing a peanut allergic reaction 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 peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an incident whereby inclusion of peanuts occurred during the sample inspection process.
The production of the Chewy Granola Bars has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain the product has been corrected.
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. advised customers who bought the product and have a peanut 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.
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