Hammond’s Candies Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Salted Caramel Cookies - 10/18/22
Company Announcement Date:
October 17, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
October 17, 2022
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Salted Caramel Cookies
Hammond’s Candies of Denver, CO is recalling 5-ounce boxes of Hammond’s Salted Caramel Cookies, because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
The recalled Hammond’s Salted Caramel Cookies are packaged in a 5-ounce printed cardstock box, with UPC -6 91355 89889 5. Hammond’s item number for this product is CK15008. The recalled product code, “Best By: 6/29/2023A” can be found on a sticker and it is located at the lower-right corner of the back of the box.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem to date.
The recall was initiated after a routine product check revealed that peanut-containing product had been packed and distributed in incorrect packaging, which did not declare the presence of peanuts. Further investigation has determined the root cause to be a temporary failure of the manufacturer’s packing and product release process.
Consumers who have purchased 5-ounce packages of Salted Caramel Cookies from the described lot are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Devon DeVries at Hammond’s Candies at 1-888-226-3999, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm MST.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
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