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Great American Appetizers, Inc. Recalls Hyvee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Due To Undeclared Soy Flour, Yellow #5, And Yellow #6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 14, 2014 - Great American Appetizers, Inc. of Nampa, Idaho is recalling 662 cases of HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks because they may contain undeclared soy flour, yellow #5 and yellow #6. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to soy, yellow #5 or yellow #6 can run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The HyVee Mozzarella Sticks were distributed to retailers in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks affected are in an 8 oz. (227 g) carton (UPC #075450149913). The product date codes are printed on the end of the carton: 14290402 (BEST IF USED BY 4/17/2016) and 14295402 (BEST IF USED BY 4/22/2016). No other date codes are affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
This incident was discovered in-house by the company’s internal packaging review. Great American Appetizers, Inc. staff determined that the new carton did not accurately describe all allergens present in the product during the packaging update.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have purchased HyVee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at: 1-800-282-4834 from 8AM – 5PM Mountain Time, or email inquiries to KalaT@appetizer.com.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.