On April 22, 2011, a product recall was announced for two of Simple Food’s products. This product recall was made by Commissioner Darrel Aubertine of the Department of Agriculture due to the presence of milk, which is considered to be a common food allergen.
The recalled Simple Foods products are ‘Mini Miniatures’ and ‘Brown Rice Crunch Squares,’ both of the Carob brand. The presence of an undeclared allergen was discovered during a routine sampling test done by the state’s Department of Agriculture in cooperation with Market Food Inspectors. Results showed that the products contained milk and it was not included as part of the ingredients on the label.
The recalled ‘Mini Miniatures’ are packed in retail cardboard boxes which are not coded. The net weight for each ‘Mini Miniature’ is 5.5 ounces. The recalled ‘Brown Rice Crunch Squares’ were packed in retail cellophane packs with a net weight of 1.6 ounces. The UPC code printed on the cellophane packs is 36664-00300.
People who have high sensitivity to milk should be made aware if any product that contains this particular allergen. If milk triggers an allergy attack, it could lead to serious health incidences. For some with pre-existing medical conditions, an allergy attack can pose a more serious risk.
At the time of the recall, no allergy attacks or other health incidences have been reported which are connected to the products.
People who bought the recalled products are urged to return it to the store. They may also call Simple Foods at 716-743-8850 for any concerns or questions they may have regarding the recalled products.