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Julian’s Recipe Issues Voluntary Withdrawal of European Style Pretzel Baguette Boxes at Heb Stores in Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 11, 2013 - Julian’s Recipe, LLC., in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily withdrawing its European Style Pretzel Baguette packages from HEB Stores in Texas. Certain packages of Pretzel Baguettes may contain Julian’s European Style Multigrain Garlic Baguettes, which are made with soy flour. The affected boxes of European Style Pretzel Baguettes were only shipped to HEB Stores in Texas.
The Pretzel Baguettes come in a white box containing two Baguettes – net weight 11.3 oz (320g). Consumers can identify the affected packages by the UPC Code, Lot Code and Best Before Date, which are located on the bottom right hand corner of the box. The voluntary withdrawal is limited to Pretzel Baguettes bearing the following lot code and best before date only:
Julian’s Recipe European Style Pretzel Baguettes, Net Wt. 11.3 oz (320g)
Unit UPC: 8 55971 00226 9
Lot Code: L2312
Best Before: 02/10/2014
The removal was initiated after a consumer discovered Garlic Baguettes in a Pretzel Baguette package. This product is only a safety concern for consumers who are allergic to soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with this problem.
Julian’s Recipe has taken the precautionary measure of contacting the FDA and voluntarily removing the product from HEB Stores.
Consumers who have purchased the mislabeled Pretzel Baguette boxes may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Julian’s Recipe Customer Service Department at 888-640-8880 x 1, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST.