Caribbean Rum Balls Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Wheat In "Rum Balls"
- By Scott Adams
- Published 11/27/2011
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The “Rum Balls" were distributed locally in retail stores and through mail orders.
The product comes in 4, 8 and 12 ounce, white packages with the Caribbean Rum Balls name and logo.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The alert was initiated after it was discovered that the allergen-containing products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.
All products are being re-labeled with new ingredient listings, including sub-ingredients and citing allergens.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-340-775-6616.
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