Custom Food Labels That Leave Out Known Allergens May Be Recalled
The company that produces AH!LASKA, an organic cocoa non-dairy chocolate mix announced a recall because it left an allergen out of the custom food labels. While the product is supposed to be dairy-free, a test found the presence of milk in the product, a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported. Indicating allergens when food label printing is important, even when the food is produced in a facility that also processes allergens such as certain nuts and soy. When products contain milk, eggs, fish, shellfish or wheat they are also required to alert consumers on the packaging.
Food Product Labels Must Thoroughly Indicate Allergens
Because some people have serious reactions when they eat certain foods, all food product labels on products that contain known allergens must report them. When an allergen accidentally ends up in the final product, the result is a recall. The product in question is Lot #380, with a best by date of April 2015, the news source indicated. Anyone who has purchased this particular lot can return the product for a full refund.