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Niles, Ill. Firm Issues Allergy Alert on Classic Candy Flavors two pack Caramel Apples

 

Company Contact:
Joshua Robbins,
312-943-1955

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Oct 02, 2009 - NILES, Ill. – Affy Tapple, LLC, a Niles, Ill. firm, is voluntarily recalling its "Limited Edition – Classic Candy Flavors" two-pack caramel apples because the label did not include the allergen statement "manufactured on shared equipment with peanuts and tree nuts". Consumers who have an allergy to peanuts may run the risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume product containing such ingredients.

The recall applies only to the "Limited Edition – Classic Candy Flavors" two-pack caramel apple, UPC code of 34986-13000 with a "Best By" date on or before 10/15/09. The product is in a clear plastic package with a dark brown label. No other Affy Tapple® products are affected by this alert. The product has been distributed to select stores in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Kentucky.

The Company has not received any reports of illness or allergic reactions but has received a report of a peanut fragment on the topping of one apple and has issued this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers who are not allergic to peanuts or tree nuts face no safety risk.

Consumers who have purchased "Limited Edition – Classic Candy Flavors" two-pack caramel apple with the UPC code of 34986-13000 and a "Best By" date on or before 10/15/09 may return it to the point of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Affy Tapple at 847-929-6534 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.

 

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