In a press release, Flower Foods, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary recall of Mrs. Freshley’s multipack cereal bars marked for dual language distribution in the United States and Canada due to the potential presence of undeclared non-fat dry milk.
The recall was initiated after the company found that several of their products containing non-fat dry milk were distributed in packaging that neglected to reveal the presence of milk, a known allergen. These items were labeled for dual language sale in both English and French for both Canada and the United States. The cereal bars affected by the recall include Mrs. Freshley’s Apple Cinnamon Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars, Blueberry Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars and Strawberry Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars in multipack cartons.
Flower Foods stated that the majority of the affected product has been contained within the distribution system. However, the company issued an allergy alert and voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. Individuals with an allergy or sensitivity to milk and dairy products could face serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products. Neither the FDA nor Flower Foods have received any reports of illness in relation with this recall.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar recalls in the past and understand the severity of the potential allergic reactions they can cause. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a defective food product, it may be in your best interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area.