Rold Gold pretzel products recalled over unlisted peanut allergen
RICHMOND, Va. — Rold Gold pretzel products sold nationwide have been recalled over concerns that an ingredient not listed could be dangerous to people with allergies.
Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided may contain peanut residue, Frito-Lay determined.
These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy, the company said. The Food and Drug Administration advises consumers with severe peanut allergies to avoid the recalled products because of peanut residue in these products.
The amount of peanut exposure from use of the recalled products is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers, the company said in an issued statement.
The following products with a “guaranteed fresh” date ranging from June 28, 2016 –August 23, 2016 and a 9 digit manufacturing code that includes the numbers “32” in the second and third position (i.e. x32xxxxxx) are included in this recall:
- Rold Gold Pretzel Thins Original, 16 oz., UPC 2840004767
- Rold Gold Pretzel Thins Original, 4 oz., UPC 2840043617
- Rold Gold Pretzel Sticks Original, 16 oz., UPC 2840004770
- Rold Gold Pretzel Tiny Twists Original, 16 oz., UPC 2840004768
- Rold Gold Pretzel Braided Honey Wheat, 10 oz., UPC 2840002333
The following products with “use by” dates ranging from June 14 – August 9, 2016 and an 11-digit manufacturing code that includes a letter combination of AM, TO, QH, QC or SW in the second and third position (i.e. xAMxxxxxxxx) are also included in this recall:
- Baked & Popped Mix Variety Pack 20 ct., 16.875 oz., UPC 2840026499
- Fun Times Mix 32 ct., 30.375 oz., UPC 2840057605
- SunChips & Rold Gold Mix 20 ct., 20 oz., UPC 2840026498
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.
Consumers can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-888-256-3090 or http://www.pretzelrecall.com.