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Natural Choice Distribution Company Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots Of Fare And Square Sandwiches, Superfresh Sandwiches, And Real Wraps Burritos Due To The Presence Of Undeclared Wheat

Oakland, CA – Natural Choice Distribution Company Inc. is recalling certain ready-to-eat sandwiches and wraps because the products’ labels fail to declare food allergens:
  • Products that have “cheese” listed as an ingredients do not declare the allergen MILK
  • Products that have “whole grain bread” listed as an ingredient do not declare the allergens WHEAT and SOY
  • Products that have “expeller pressed canola mayonnaise” listed as an ingredient do not declare the allergen EGG
No illnesses have been reported.  People who have allergies to MILK, WHEAT, SOY, OR EGGS run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Fare and Square Sandwiches, Superfresh Sandwiches, and Real Wraps Burritos ready to eat sandwiches and wraps are distributed throughout California.  The products affected are listed below.

Only products with the following USE BY dates are included:

              All Real Wraps burritos
              With USE BY dates: 2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 and 2/28
              UPC codes: 614294201038, 614294201052, 61429201090, 614294201076, 614294201120

            
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Superfresh Foods Avocado, Jack and Tomato sandwich and Vegetarian Smoked Turkey sandwich
             With USE BY dates: 2/21, 2/22, 2/23 and 2/24
             UPC codes: 614294030157, 614294035992

             All Fare and Square sandwiches
             With USE BY dates: 2/21, 2/22, 2/23 and 2/24
             UPC codes: 011059107800, 011059108005, 011059108814, 011059108104, 011059108203

Natural Choice Distribution Company is taking this action to protect consumers who may be unaware that the ingredients contain the aforementioned allergens.  The Company is currently putting additional allergen labels on all of the affected products but there is a possibility of some products with undeclared allergen labels still out at retail stores or in consumers’ homes.

Consumers who have purchased these Fare and Square Sandwiches, Superfresh Sandwiches, and Real Wraps Burritos and are sensitive to these allergens are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Natural Choice Distribution Company Inc. at 1-510-653-8212 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

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Exactly what are your allergy symptoms? Were they IgG or IgE? Allergy testing as a whole is not super accurate -- especially the IgG. Were you on any H1 or H2 antihistamines for the last five days when you were tested? As far as celiac testing, four days without consuming gluten probably would not impact testing.

I've been seeing my dr for a few weeks now about my stomach issues. We've ruled out the gallbladder and h-pylori and today I had the celiac blood tests done. From the reading I've done the past two days, it seems to me that it's highly likely that I have it. I've had digestive issues for years, but they've gotten progressively worse over the past 6 months or so. Pain and nausea when eating, bloat, eternal constipation, dh rash, at it's worse, tight cramp-like pain in a fist under my sternum, radiating through my back and around my right side keeping me up at night. Also heartburn/reflux and trouble swallowing, etc. Anyway, about 2 months ago, I needed a change. I didn't go to the dr immediately because it seemed pointless. (I've mentioned stomach ache when eating to drs before and been blown off.) So, I started the Whole30 elimination diet (takes out soy, grains, dairy, peanuts, and leaves you basically eating meat & veggies). Figured it would show me what I needed to take out of my diet and hopefully feel better. It worked- I felt great! And it seems that grains and gluten are my biggest offenders. But, now I've been off gluten prior to celiac testing. It's been 7 weeks. After 4 weeks I tested steal cut oats, that I later found out were probably glutened. And then nothing until yesterday. Yesterday I had 2 pieces of bread and a muffin and today I had two pieces of bread and then the blood test. Is this going to be enough to show up on the tests? My dr said that it would probably show up, since I had some yesterday and today and was currently having symptoms. But, google seems to say that I should be glutened for 2 wks straight before testing. Has anyone tested positive after just a little gluten? If it's negative should I insist on doing it again after weeks back on gluten? I feel awful, but do want clear answers. Obviously, gluten's not going to be a part of my life any more either way.

So just to clarify had not consumed any gluten for about 4 days before testing. I was assured by my allergist that it wouldn't affect the test. But what was alarming was that she retested my food allergies (my most recent reaction was two weeks ago) and every food allergy I have came back negative. I don't understand how that is possible. These food allergies developed when I was 20 and I am almost 24 now.

Thanks! You too! I have learned from this experience to take charge of my own health. It's nice at least that we can try the gluten-free treatment without a firm diagnosis or a doctor confirming the disease. I've also felt some of the gluten withdrawal symptoms, and my stomach pain ebbs and flows, but I'm determined to stick with the gluten-free diet to see what a difference it makes. Gemini, thank you! This was really validating and useful for me to hear. I've felt so confused through this process and just want some answers. If the biopsy results do come back negative, I'm going to follow your advice and do the gluten-free diet with repeat blood testing after a while. If they come back positive, well, then I'll have my answer. I'm supposed to get them back next week.

I have celiac and eosinaphalic esophagitis. I was put on a steroid inhaler recently. I use it like an inhaler but swallow the air instead of breathing it in. You may want to look into EOE and it's relationship to celiac. Just a thought. My swallowing and celiac seem to be related.