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Middle East Bakery, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Market Basket Dairy-free, Gluten-free Pancakes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2014 - Middle East Bakery of Lawrence, MA is recalling all lots of Market Basket Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes, because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The Market Basket Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes were sold at Market Basket Supermarket Stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The pancakes are sold in the frozen food department. Each package contains (12) Market Basket, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes in a 14.4 oz. (408 g) box with UPC 4970571120.
There was one reported illness due to an adverse reaction to the milk allergen.
This press announcement is being issued as a result of a FDA inspection. All recalled lots have been removed from the supermarket shelves. It was discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased the Market Basket Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Pancakes should discard it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Middle East bakery at (978) 688-2221, Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00 EST.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.