Caramel Apples Subject To Recall Due To Peanut Allergen
Giant Food has recently announced a product recall for Tastee Caramel Apples that are usually sold in its stores. The recall was reportedly initiated by product manufacturer, Tastee Apple, due to the presence of peanuts in its products, which failed to be disclosed in the products’ ingredient list. This can be particularly dangerous for consumers who have sensitivity or allergy to peanuts.
The recall of Tastee Caramel Apples has been classified as a Class I Recall. This means that consumption of the product must be stopped immediately as it may lead to adverse health consequences or even death. According to wtop, Tastee Apple has issued a recall for the three-ounce Tastee Caramel Apples that have the UPC code 3526600027. In addition, the affected caramel apples also have a best by date of Sept 29, 2015.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, peanuts are among the eight foods or food groups that make up for as much as 90% of serious allergic reactions throughout the United States. Other foods include shellfish, wheat, soy, crustacean shellfish, eggs, fish, milk and tree nuts.
A food allergy is described as a condition wherein the body’s immune system treats certain foods or food groups as if it were harmful. In response, the body may go into anaphylaxis, which can lead to death.
Anyone who has purchased the affected caramel apples is asked to immediately stop consuming the product and discard it. Moreover, Giant has said that customers can bring their receipt to the supermarket for a refund.