Van’s International Foods Recalls Gluten Free Original Waffles Due to Potential of Undeclared Wheat Allergen - 7/11/23

Company Announcement Date: July 3, 2023
FDA Publish Date: July 3, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages; Prepared Food; Allergens
Reason for Announcement: Undeclared Wheat
Company Name: Van’s International Foods
Brand Name: Van’s
Product Description: Gluten Free Original Waffles

The company has issued a correction to the previous announcement.

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. – Van’s International Foods is voluntarily recalling certain packages of Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles because they may contain undeclared wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The affected products are labeled with Lot Code #UW40193L and have Expiration Date of Jan. 19, 2024, with UPC # 0 89947 30206 4. To identify the Lot Code, Expiration Date, and UPC, please refer to the side of the carton. Consumers who believe they have purchased recalled lot code product are urged to confirm the lot code with place of purchase.

This recall ONLY affects the limited number of Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles in the lot code indicated. No other Van’s products are included in this recall. Product was shipped to distribution centers and retail stores in the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, and Washington.

To date, no allergic reactions or illnesses associated with consumption of the affected product have been reported. This recall has been initiated due to presence of wheat in certain products labeled as gluten-free. The recalled products should not be consumed.

The recall was initiated after a consumer notified us that wheat-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of wheat. Subsequent investigation indicates that the problem was caused by the inclusion of a limited number of cartons for Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles with a pallet of cartons intended for wheat-containing products. Immediate steps were taken to prevent recurrence.

Anyone who has a recalled product in their possession should dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers may contact Van’s Consumer Affairs at 1-800-323-7117 Monday-Friday from 8AM-5:30PM CST, or visit the Van’s website. Van’s is conducting this recall with full knowledge and cooperation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more about this recall on the FDA website.

*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.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

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