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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company Issues Recall of Low Fat Caramel Popcorn (in the green bag) 9 oz.

 

Contact:
Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company
303-744-8850

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 11, 2008 -- Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company, Centennial, CO is voluntarily initiating a nationwide recall of 1,603 bags of Low Fat Caramel 9 oz. Popcorn (in the green bag). This recall is on the Low Fat variety only. An ingredient in this product has been found to contain a trace amount of tree nuts, which potentially could cause an allergic reaction to any person with a tree nut allergy.

Consumers who have tree nut allergies and have purchased Rocky Mountain Popcorn’s Low Fat Caramel 9 oz. Popcorn (in the green bag) which is being recalled should stop using this item and contact Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company for a refund.

The recall includes only one flavor of the company’s ready to eat popcorn and it is Low Fat Caramel 9 oz. Popcorn (in the green bag). UPC #10449 32050 – with a manufacturing code less than D1231xx. 

The company has voluntarily recalled the product after learning that the supplier of one of the ingredients in the formulation of Low Fat Caramel 9 oz. Popcorn (in the green bag) had changed its formulation to contain trace amounts of tree nuts.  FDA has been apprised of this action. 

The company has acquired an ingredient to replace the suspect ingredient that does not contain tree nuts, therefore future manufacturing of this product will not contain tree nuts.  Again, only Low Fat Caramel with a manufacturing code less than D1231xx is affected by this recall.

No allergic reactions have been reported. Furthermore, there has been very limited distribution of this item, and it has been mostly in the Denver, CO area.  All future sales of this item will be packaged in clearly and correctly labeled bags.

Low Fat Caramel 9 oz. Popcorn (in the green bag) was distributed to Colorado grocery and Convenience stores, only 100 units were distributed outside of the state of Colorado, in Ft. Worth, Texas.  The product can be identified by a silver bag with green graphics.

Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company is notifying its distributors and customers by phone, email and letter, and is arranging for refund of this item to customers who have uneaten bags of popcorn, and who suffer from tree nut allergies.

Customers should contact Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company directly at 303.744.8850 or by email at info@rmpopcorn.com , and provide proof of purchase (a receipt and UPC code) for unused product reimbursement of Low Fat Caramel 9 oz. Popcorn (in the green bag).

Consumers with questions may contact Rocky Mountain Popcorn @1.888.744.8850.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, or by regular mail or by fax.

Online: www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/default.htm
Regular Mail: MedWatch 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787
Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178

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