Stop & Shop issues product recall over allergen concerns
Following a recall by Elevation Foods, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has announced it removed from sale Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Breadcrumbs because the tagline “allergy-friendly, gluten free” may be misleading, as the product does contain wheat, an allergen, which is listed on the ingredient list. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy.
The following product is included in this recall:
· Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Bread Crumbs, 9 oz., UPC 74951277220 with an expiration date of 31MAY15, 11OCT15 & 17OCT15
Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.
Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Elevation Foods at 800-543-6637, option. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1-800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.