Velvet Crème Popcorn Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Wheat In Products
- By Scott Adams
- Published 12/16/2011
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
- Velvet Crème Peanut Brittle, 4 oz. cellophane bags (contains milk)
- Velvet Crème Tail Gate Crunch, 1 lb. and 8 oz. cellophane bags (contains soy and wheat)
- Velvet Crème Sweet Cajun Heat, 1 lb. and 8 oz. cellophane bags (contains soy and wheat)
These products are completely safe for anyone without allergies to consume.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered the products had undeclared ingredients of milk, soy and wheat. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging process and has now been corrected.
Consumers who would like to return the products can do so at the retail store in Westwood, Kansas, Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-553-6708 during the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm.
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