For Immediate Release
September 19, 2016
Ferrara Candy Company
Ferrara Candy Company has initiated a voluntary recall of Brach’s® 5 ounce Almond Supremes with a best by date of 4/22/2017 after discovering that some Brach’s® Almond Supremes packages may include Brach’s® Bridge Mix, a product that contains peanuts and wheat. No other Ferrara Candy Company products are affected.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. If you are a consumer and have purchased one of the affected products, please return the unopened product to your retailer for a full refund or replacement. If your package has been opened, you may still return the empty package to your local retailer for a full refund or replacement.
The affected product was distributed throughout retail stores in Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Recalled items include:
After discovering the issue, Ferrara Candy immediately investigated and determined that the packaging error was caused by an incorrect roll of packaging film being accidentally loaded in one of its manufacturing facilities. Ferrara Candy has moved quickly to locate the potentially affected product and has currently retrieved over half of it. To date, only six bags of Brach’s® Almond Supremes have been found to include Brach’s® Bridge Mix, and to date no illnesses have been reported in connection with this issue.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall are encouraged to speak with one of Ferrara Candy Company’s representatives regarding this issue by calling the Company during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, at 800-323-1768.
About Ferrara Candy Company
Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., Ferrara Candy Company is a leading general line candy manufacturer, created by the merger of Ferrara Pan Candy Co. Inc. and Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. in 2012. The Company manufactures a robust portfolio of branded and private label confections that consumers love. For more information, please visit the company's website, www.ferrarausa.com.