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Granola Recalled Due to Undeclared Almonds

| Dec 29, 2012 | Firm News |

Udi’s Healthy Foods is recalling their “Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola” due to a common allergen that was omitted from the ingredient label.

While granola bar’s packaging lists caramel and honey as ingredients under the Nutritional Facts panel, it fails to list almonds, a recognized major allergen.  The affected Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola, 12oz can be identified with UPC 6-98997-80615-8

According to the FDA,  almonds are one of the top 8 major food allergens.  This being said, it is mandatory that almonds be listed on the label.  “labels must clearly identify the food source names of all ingredients that are  or contain any protein derived from the eight most  common food allergens” (FDA.org).

The eight foods identified by the law are:

  1. Milk
  2. Eggs
  3. Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)
  4. Crustacean shellfish (e.g. crab, lobster, shrimp)
  5. Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  6. Peanuts
  7. Wheat
  8. Soybeans

According to the FDA,  each year in the U.S., it is estimated that anaphylaxis to food results in:

  • 30,000 emergency room visits
  • 2,000 hospitalizations
  • 150 deaths

If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of a manufacturer please give my office, The Law Offices Of Todd M. Friedman a call today at (877) 449-8898.

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