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GiftTree Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts in " Sherman Candy Caramels "

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GiftTree Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts in " Sherman Candy Caramels "

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
July 20, 2018
FDA Publish Date:
July 20, 2018
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Snack Food Item
Allergens
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
May contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts
Company Name:
Gift Services, Inc. dba GiftTree
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Sherman Candy Co.
Product Description:
Product Description
Sherman Candy Caramels sold in gift baskets

Company Announcement

GiftTree, a gift basket company based in Vancouver, WA, is voluntarily recalling 94,000 units of “Sherman Candy Caramels” sold online in the several Gift Baskets because they may contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

The affected “Sherman Candy Caramels” are sold in the Metropolitan Gourmet Gift Basket, Encore Gourmet Gift Basket, Champagne and Confections Gift, Toast of California Wine Basket, California Classic Gift Basket, The 5th Avenue Wine Gift Basket, Fit for Royalty Gourmet Basket, As Good As Gold Gift Basket, Sophisticated Gourmet Mailer, Fresh Fruit and Chocolate Keepsake Chest, Country Estate Gift Basket, Italian Roast Coffee Chest and Veuve Clicquot Tasting Gift Basket. No other products within these gift baskets or other products sold by GiftTree or 1stopflorists.com are subject to recall.

The recalled “Sherman Candy Caramels” in gift baskets were shipped directly to consumers nationwide by Gift Services and sold by GiftTree and 1stopflorists.com from July 1, 2017 through July 16, 2018.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the caramels ingredient potentially includes pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts but the finished “Sherman Candy Caramels” does not reveal the presence of those allergens on the product packaging.

Customers who purchased or received gift baskets that contain affected “Sherman Candy Caramels” and have an allergy to pecans, walnuts, almonds or peanuts are urged not to consume and should dispose of the Sherman Candy Caramels.

Customers with questions or concerns for a replacement or credit towards future purchases may contact GiftTree’s Customer Relations department at 1-877-657-7961 or recall@giftservices.com, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. We will respond quickly and with great care to customer complaints and questions to ensure the best possible customer experience.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
1-877-657-7961

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