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Kraft Issues Recall for Undeclared Pistachios in Vanilla Flavor Jell-O Brand Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding
Addition of Vanilla Flavor to Previous U.S. Recall of Three Flavors from Three Code Dates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Northfield, IL, April 18, 2005 -- Kraft Foods of Northfield, IL, is recalling 1 oz. Vanilla flavor Jell-OBrand Sugar Free Fat Free Reduced Calorie Instant Pudding & Pie Filling with the 05 MAR 07 D8 code date because the product may contain pistachio nuts which are not listed in the ingredients in the package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pistachio nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these recalled products. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. The product was distributed in the Midwestern United States.
This recall of the Vanilla flavor is in addition to the previous recall of Jell-O Brand Sugar Free Fat Free Reduced Calorie Instant Pudding and Pie Filling announced April 11, 2005, of 1 oz. White Chocolate with the 05 MAR 07 D8 and 06 MAR 07 D8 code dates, 1.4 oz. Chocolate with the 06 MAR 07 D8 code date and 1.4 oz. Chocolate Fudge with the 07 MAR 07 D8 code date -- all recalled because the products may contain undeclared pistachio nuts.
No other Jell-O products are part of the recall, and there is no health risk for consumers who are not allergic to pistachio nuts.
Kraft estimates that approximately 1,224 packages of the Vanilla flavor product were distributed in the Midwestern United States. The "Best When Used By" code dates are printed on the end flap for the recalled 1 oz. Vanilla flavor Jell-OBrand Sugar Free Fat Free Reduced Calorie Instant Pudding & Pie Filling with the 05 MAR 07 D8 code.
The company recently discovered that some of the Vanilla flavor had been shipped and therefore expanded the previous recall to include the Vanilla flavor. The company has taken steps to prevent a recurrence. No other Jell-O products are part of the recall.
Consumers who purchased the recalled product may return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call 1- 800-323-4243 from 9:00 am EDT to 9:00 pm EDT, or visit the company's website at www.kraft.com/specialreport/Jell-O .