Mislabeling and what seems like a mess up in production endangering food allergy sufferers caused two nationwide recalls announced Thursday afternoon.
Emerald Nuts recalled some of its 6.5-ounce bags of Glazed Walnuts because there might be peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans in the product that aren’t declared among the ingredients.
“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product,” the recall notice says. “While no illness has been reported, we are taking this action out of an abundance of caution after receiving consumer complaints.”
Only bags with the production code EN1216XX2 and a best by date of Dec. 15, 2018 are affected by this recall. The company says customers should contact them for a full refund either online here or by calling 800-438-1880 and selecting punching “1” on your phone between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Mislabeling caused the problem with the lot of Seggiano’s Tuscan Kale Pesto recalled. The labels were for Seggiano’s Aritichoke & Garlic, which doesn’t declared the cashews that are in the pesto. This snafu affects those with tree nut allergies. A store worker noticed the problem upon seeing the pesto on the shelf.
The recalled lot is No. 326-17/3 with a best by date of May 2019 and comes in 7.1-ounce jars. It was distributed in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.