There have been a number of recalls related to allergen issues over the past few weeks. It is interesting to see the reasons why these recalls occur.
WhiteWave Foods recalled cheddar crackers due to undeclared peanuts. The outer package is labeled as a cheddar sandwich cracker and the inner package contains the peanut butter sandwich crackers.
Packaging Error - wrong package
Old Home Kitchens is voluntarily recalling "Sock It To Me Crème Cake" under "the Bakery because they contain undeclared pecans. Kitchens discovered that product containing pecans was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of pecans. No illnesses have been reported to date
Packaging Labeling Error - Allergen not declared.
Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon is recalling 110 jars of Hummingbird Brand Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter that may contain undeclared milk. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a supplier had changed the ingredients without notice to include milk.
Ingredient Supplier Error - supplier changed formulation
Chocolate By Design Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, is recalling its Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” because they contain undeclared eggs. The recall was initiated after it was discovered during the current FDA inspection that the Milk Chocolate Icing Pops were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg and the certified food colors.
Packaging Labeling Error - Allergen not declared
Update - Con Yeager Spice Company has previously issued a voluntary recall for multiple sized packages under multiple brand names of ground cumin and multiple seasoning blends (containing ground cumin) due to undeclared Peanut allergens in the ground cumin.
Ingredient Supplier Error - supplier poor allergen control