There has been a recall announced by Krispak Inc. for Hostess Candy Mix 8-48 oz packages. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company issued the announcement after identifying a possible error in the packaging of the product which could lead to potential allergens not being properly identified on the package label.
16 lots are affected by this recall. The affected items were distributed in Gordon Food Service Marketplaces in Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. They were distributed from April 5 to 19.
It is believed that the cases described by the recall do not contain the item they purport to. Krispak has stated that the Candy Mix was actually placed into a Chocolate Sprinkles package. This is problematic, as the item has wheat and milk in its ingredients, and may also contain egg, none of which are listed on the Chocolate Sprinkles packaging. Persons allergic to these items could face an adverse reaction upon consumption.
A packaging and production process error led to the defect. Customers are being advised to look for a code date of 088 12 to identify the mislabeled product. Their have yet to be reported illnesses, but affected persons are nevertheless being instructed to return the item to the store for a complete refund on the item.
I understand as a personal injury lawyer in Burlingame how devastating a mislabeled product can be. Correct labels are essential to guaranteeing consumer safety, and it’s my hope as a Roseville personal injury attorney that the affected parties can identify the problem before it’s too late.