Araya Assorted Treat and Chocolate Gift Box Recall [US]


US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Araya recalls various Marshmallows, Chocolate Gourmet Bars, Dry Fruits and Assorted Chocolate Gift Boxes due to undeclared tree nuts, wheat, milk and soy, all known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/sWBPG3047 - ArayaAssortedTreats

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm382939.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Snack Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Undeclared Wheat:
    • Gourmet Bar – Bacon; UPC: 729440332044
    • Gourmet Bar – Cayenne Pepper; UPC: 729440332006
    • Gourmet Bar – Crispy Orange; UPC: 729440332051
    • Gourmet Bar – Curry; UPC: 729440332037
  • Undeclared Milk Protein, Soy, Wheat:
    • Marshmallow – Chocolate; UPC: 760921366004
    • Marshmallow – Coconut; UPC: 760921366011
    • Marshmallow – Cookies And Cream; UPC: 760921366066
    • Marshmallow – Gingerbread; UPC: 760921366003
    • Marshmallow – Peppermint; UPC: 760921366097
    • Marshmallow – Red Velvet; UPC: 760921366073
    • Marshmallow – Vanilla; UPC: 760921366028
  • Tree Nuts and Wheat Soy and Milk are listed as ingredients but are not specifically identified as allergens:
    • Gourmet Bar – Mendiant – Dark; UPC: 729440332075
    • Gourmet Bar – Mendiant – Milk; UPC: 729440332082
  • Undeclared Tree Nuts and Wheat:
    • Dry Fruit – Orange Peel; UPC: 729440332105
    • Dry Fruit – Mango Cayenne; UPC: 729440332136
    • Dry Fruit – Pears; UPC: 729440332112
  • Wheat – outside label declares Soy and Milk as ingredients but does not identify them as allergens; inside label (menu) declares all allergens listed except Wheat:
    • Chocolate Gift Box – Sc 6 Oreos; UPC: 729440332167
    • Chocolate Gift Box – Sc Small 12 Chocolate; UPC: 729440332488
    • Chocolate Gift Box – Sc Small 6 Chocolate; UPC: 729440332235
  • Undeclared Wheat:
    • Chocolate – S’mores 729440332402

According to the FDA, the recall was initiated after the determination that specific allergen declarations were not complete since they did not state all the allergens present in the facility. The firm also uses peanuts in some products; however, peanuts are declared as an allergen on all product labels and are not part of this recall.

Customers who purchased any of the recalled products listed above and are allergic or have a severe sensitivity to wheat, tree nuts, milk protein or soy, please do not consume the products. Please discard them.

About Milk, Nut, Soy and Wheat Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products), nut (and nut products), soy (and soy products) as well as wheat 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) are 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.

Similarly, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock.

Likewise, wheat (and wheat products) can be a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions or discomforting intolerances. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, wheat products may not “look” or “sound” like wheat. People with a wheat allergy should suspect products such as all breads, cakes, breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, beer, soy sauce and even condiments, such as ketchup, as having wheat unless specifically declared otherwise.

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.

Please note: a person allergic to one type of food or other substance may also be simultaneously allergic to others. Multiple undeclared allergens may compound symptoms in susceptible persons. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect you or someone else is suffering from Anaphylactic Shock.

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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