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Recall -- Firm Press Release
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Unified Grocers Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Mariegold Baking White Bread (24 oz) and
Vallarta Premium White Bread (24 oz)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — January 28, 2010 —(COMMERCE, CA) — Unified Grocers is recalling Mariegold Baking White Bread (24 oz) and Vallarta Premium White Bread (24 oz) because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Mariegold Baking and Vallarta breadsare distributed by Unified Grocers and other distributors to select independently-owned and operated retail grocery stores in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The following code dates are affected by this recall: Feb. 2, Feb. 3 and Feb. 5.
(The product’s code date can be found on the plastic tab that is used to “close” the bag.)
Mariegold Baking White Bread – 24 oz (UPC# 0-25202-78011-6)
Vallarta Premium White Bread – 24 oz (UPC# 6-65782-00082-4)
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that certain Mariegold Baking and Vallarta breads were distributed in packaging that omitted milk from the ingredient statement. The labeling issue has since been corrected and the affected Mariegold Baking and Vallarta products are now in full compliance with all federal, state and local labeling regulations.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Mike Anthony at Unified Grocers at 323-881-4045 (M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PDT).
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.