Russell Stover Chocolates Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecan in Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups - 3/1/23
Company Announcement Date: Feb. 28, 2023
FDA Publish Date: Feb. 28, 2023
Product Type: Food and Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Undeclared Pecan
Company Name: Russell Stover Chocolates
Brand Name: Russell Stover
Product Description: Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups
Russell Stover Chocolates of Kansas City, Mo., is voluntarily recalling two Best By Dates of its Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups in 2.4 oz packaging due to the potential for undeclared pecans. The recalled Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups may contain Sugar-Free Pecan Delights. Pecans are not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail stores.
The recalled Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups are packaged in a 2.4 oz plastic bag, and they are labeled with Best By Dates of May 1, 2023, and June 1, 2023, and UPC # 077260096937 with the following Lot Codes: K0521, K0321, K0421, L2122, L2221, and L2321. The Lot Code and Best By Date can be found on the back of the product packaging below the UPC.
The recall was initiated following consumer contacts regarding the wrong product inside the outer packaging for Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups product. Russell Stover has received no reports of any illness or allergic reactions related to this issue to date.
An error by the firm’s third party co-packing company resulted in individually-wrapped Sugar-Free Pecan Delight products being placed in the outer packaging for Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups. The inner packaging correctly identifies the products as Sugar-Free Pecan Delights, and the physical Sugar-Free Pecan Delight product appears distinct from the Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cup product.
Consumers who may have purchased this product may contact Russell Stover Chocolates directly for a voucher or replacement product. If you have any questions, please contact Russell Stover Chocolates on our website using the Contact Us form or by e-mail at email@example.com , or call 1-800-477-8683 Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM CST. Read more on the FDA website.
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