McCormick and Company, Inc. recently announced a company initiated recall of its Tempura Seafood Batter Mix, as the packaging does not include milk in the batter’s ingredients. The product, which is under the Golden Dipt label, is packed in 8-ounce cartons, having UPC CODE 4123470132 and has an expiry date of October 8 2012. This does not apply for all of the Golden Dipt cartons, as only a limited number of the cartons do not list milk as an ingredient.
This situation was a cause for recall because some consumers who are allergic to milk might end up buying the product, not knowing that it might trigger an allergy attack. The product recall was announced after the discovery of the packaging error. The products that were packed in the affected cartons were sold in retail stores located in Georgia, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio.
Grocery stores that sell the recalled product have already been informed of the situation and have been instructed to immediately remove the products from their display. Customers who have bought the batter mix do not need to return it to the store, but are instead urged to call McCormick’s consumer affairs department at 1 800-632-5847 in order to be given a full refund or a replacement of the product. They will also be given instructions regarding what to do with the recalled product.
Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network have been informed of the limited product recall.