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Snyder’s-Lance Is Issuing an Allergy Alert for Lance Oyster Crackers

For Immediate Release

June 22, 2016



Customer Management Dept.
(704)557-8691 or (704)557-8472


Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for certain code dates of their Lance brand Oyster Crackers. This action is the direct result of a recent recall by the wheat flour supplier, Grain Craft, due to certain lots of flour that may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue. The Oyster Crackers subject to the recall may have been produced using the recalled flour and, as a result, this product may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue. No other Lance crackers are affected by this recall.

While those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing peanut allergens, the FDA has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from use of the flours and affected products is considered to be low and not expected to cause adverse reactions in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers.

Although the company has received no reports of related illness to date it is taking this action out of an abundance of caution.

This product is sold through Food Service channels and is distributed nationwide to restaurants and other institutions.

More information about the flour recall can be found on the FDA’s website at:

Only the following “Use By” case code dates for Lance Oyster Crackers are affected by this action:

“23 JUL 16”, “30 JUL 16” and “13 AUG 16”

This product should not be made available to consumers. Food Service companies and other customers may receive additional information by calling our Customer Management Dept. at 704 557 8691 or 704 557 8472 from 8 AM to 5 PM on weekdays.


Product Photos

  • Label, oyster cracker carton 
  • Label, oyster cracker package 

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