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Krispak Inc. Issues Recall Due to Mis-Pack, Resulting in Potential Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Wheat, And Egg in GFS Brand Hostess Candy Mix
- By Scott Adams
- Published 04/26/2012
Krispak, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI is voluntarily recalling 16 cases of GFS® Hostess Candy Mix 8-48 oz packages due to a potential mis-pack, resulting in undeclared allergens. A small number of cases of GFS® Hostess Candy Mix were inadvertently put into GFS® Chocolate Sprinkles packages. GFS® Hostess Candy Mix contains wheat and milk and may contain egg, none of which are declared on the GFS® Chocolate Sprinkles package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, eggs, and wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The GFS® Hostess Candy Mix in question was distributed from April 5th – 19th to Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee Gordon Food Service Marketplace Stores.
Product is in a red stand up GFS®, 48 oz pouch that says Chocolate Sprinkles. The code date is embossed on the top of the pouch as 088 12.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased GFS® Hostess Mix by the case, or GFS® Chocolate Sprinkles should investigate their purchase. Consumers whom received mis-packed product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Krispak, Inc. at 1-616-554-1377 during the hours of 06:00 – 14:00 ET.
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