Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Banana Recall [Canada]


United States FlagUS/Silver Spring: Tropical Valley Foods recalls some Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas due to undeclared milk, walnut ingredients, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/l9jFe

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm352836.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas were sold to distributors in Michigan, Oregon, Colorado and New Jersey between the dates of January 3, 2013 and January 10, 2013 for distribution to their retail customers.

According to the FDA, the following Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas are subject to this recall:

  • Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas, 3 ounce bags; UPC: 8 17582 25600 4; Best By Dates of 12/18/2013 or 12/19/2013.

About Milk and Nuts Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) and nuts (and nut products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” as if they are derived from milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Groundnuts (such as peanuts) and tree nuts (such as almonds and walnuts) can also be a source of dangerous, urgent and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to peanuts or other nuts within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk, nut, soy and/or wheat ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

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Additional information:
HCSC recall number: RA-29223
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