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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 7, 2012 – Kathy Kaye Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling Classic Caramel Cob Junior with a best buy date of December 23, 2011, because it may contain undeclared peanut allergen. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled Classic Caramel Cob Junior (UPC# 896324001041), with a best buy date of December 23, 2011, in 2.50 oz. cello packages, were sold between June and December 2011 primarily through Christmas Tree Shops in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia, and through Gem State Distributors in Utah and Idaho.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered through routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of peanut allergen at 34 parts per million in packages of Classic Caramel Cob Junior with a best buy date of December 23, 2011, which did not declare peanuts as an ingredient on the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased Classic Caramel Cob Junior with a best buy date of December 23, 2011, are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company, Monday thru Friday from 8am- 5pm MT, at 1-877-563-0204.