Store pulls rice crackers over hidden ingredients

| 25/02/2011

(CNS):Following the voluntary recall by the US manufacturers Foster’s Food Fair has also removed all the Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers Products from its supermarket shelves. The rice crackers are produce by Haddon House of Medford, New Jersey and have been recalled in consultation with the US Food and Drug Administration because it may contain undeclared milk and food colouring additives used to create the cheese powder listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, the manufactures have stated.

So far no illnesses have been reported and the recall was initiated when the producers discovered that cheese powder (Cheese Solids, Milk Solids, Salt, Disodium Phosphate, Calcium Chloride, FD & C Yellow 5, FD & C Yellow 6, Silicon Dioxide) had not been included on the products’ ingredient statement and the packaging does not declare the milk allergen.

“Until Foster’s Food Fair IGA has a further correspondence from the manufacture on this affected product, moving forward, it will not be available,” Fosters stated as it announced the product withdrawl on Thursday evening. “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our customers is our top priority. We encourage all customers who have purchased this product to return the affected product to their Foster’s Food Fair IGA of purchase for a full refund.

For further information regarding this recall please address any questions or concerns you have pertaining to the recall of Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers to Steve Spatzier, Haddon House Food Products, Inc., telephone 1-800-257-6174 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday eastern standard time.


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