Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix Recall
CF Sauer Foods Inc. has announced a Spaghetti Sauce Mix recall for all packages of their Gold Medal 1.37 ounce pouches bearing the code date 8119R. The microwavable spaghetti mix was recalled since the packaging fails to identify the presence of milk as an ingredient, which caused serious allergic reactions for some people.
The recall applies to one lot of the Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix, which were distributed through retail stores in Alabama, Kentucky and Missippi since April 28, 2008. According to a press release issued yesterday, the sale of pouches that did not declare the presence of milk was caused by an oversight in the company’s development process.
Milk allergy is the most common food allergy, effecting between 2% and 3% of infants in the United States. The only known treatment is the total avoidance of milk proteins, and most children with a milk allergy outgrow the risk after they surpass three years old. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to milk could include skin rash, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and distress.
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CR Sauer Foods, Inc. has indicated that people who are allergic or severely sensitive to milk could face the risk of a potentially life-threatening allergic reactions if they consumer the product.
The recalled Spaghetti Sauce Mix is packaged in 1.37 ounce white and green pouches packaged under the Gold Medal name. The words “Spaghetti Sauce Mik” are printed in yellow on a green background, with the name “Gold Medal” printed in a green oval at the top of the pouch next to the word “microwaveable”. The pouches with undeclared milk contain a UPC code of 0-52500-02104-7.
Individuals who purchased the spaghetti sauce mix can obtain a refund by returning the product to the site where they purchased it. They may also contact CF Sauer Foods at 1-800-688-5676 or visit www.cfsauer.com for further information.
For individuals who have suffered a severe allergic reaction to Spaghetti Sauce Mix, they should preserve any remains of the packaging or unused pouches if they intend to contact a food poisoning lawyer about their legal rights.
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