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Ferrara Candy Company Voluntarily Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts and Tree Nuts in Brach’s Malted Milk Balls


Contact
Consumer:
1-800-323-1768

Media:
Andi Rose / Bryan Darrow
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
212-355-4449
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 23, 2013 - Ferrara Candy Company (“Ferrara”) is recalling 6 pound packages of bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls because they may contain undeclared tree nuts (i.e., Brazil nuts) and peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts and peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled 6 pound packages of Malted Milk Balls were distributed nationwide to retail stores.

The product comes in a 6 pound, clear plastic package packed in a box marked with lot #20130418 on the side and with an expiration date of 04/17/14 stamped on the side. The product is intended to be sold to the consumer in bulk bins.

This recall is limited to a single, specific lot containing 5,274 pounds.

No illnesses were reported to date in connection with this matter.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some 6 pound packages of Brach’s Malted Milk Balls contained small amounts of tree nuts and/or peanuts.

This recall does not apply to any other Brach’s Malted Milk Ball products.

Consumers who have purchased bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls and are sensitive to tree nuts and peanuts are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-323-1768, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm CST.

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