Granola Faces Recall Due To Undeclared Allergens
New England Natural Bakers Inc. from Greenfield, MA recently issued a voluntary recall involving a specific lot of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola. This is due to possible allergens present in the said product left undeclared. There has been one allergic reaction reported involving the affected granola product to date. New England Bakers actually issued the recall Trader Joe’s was contacted by customer who reported the allergy incident.
A specific lot of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola that is made of 747 cases is the target of the current recall. According to New England Natural Bakers, its Pecan Praline Granola, which contains milk, was packaged into the Coconut Cranberry Granola box. This means that the affected boxes of granola now contain milk, wheat and tree nuts (in this case, pecans), which can cause severe allergic reactions to consumers with sensitivity to the said allergens. Moreover, the affected boxes of granola have the ”Best By 08/19/16” date printed on the package. In addition, the granola boxes are 16 oz. in size with the codes SKU 51131 and UPC Code: 0051 1315 printed on the side panel.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, there are eight types of food that are primarily responsible for allergic reactions in the U.S. In fact, 90% of all reactions are caused by eggs, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish and fish. Moreover, symptoms of an allergic reaction to any of these may manifest on the skin or in the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system or respiratory tract.
To date, New England Natural Bakers has said that it has already removed all affected products from store shelves. Meanwhile, customers may return the affected granola to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. The affected granola boxes were distributed to various Trader Joe’s stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Washington D.C.