PEANUT ALLERGY ALERT
September 24, 2004
TO: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Members
FROM: The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation
RE: Oscar Mayer Lowfat Lunchables Ham & Swiss Cheese Lunch Combinations
Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation is recalling 3.4-oz. and 6.75-oz. Oscar Mayer Lowfat Lunchables Ham & Swiss Cheese Lunch Combinations with the code date of 15 NOV 2004 EB Est 537C because the package includes a Butterfinger Bar made with peanuts instead of a Capri Sun Fruit Roll.
The company estimates that approximately 300 packages of the recalled product may have the wrong item in the package. Although the carton containing the Lunchables components is improperly labeled, the Butterfinger Bar inside correctly includes peanuts in the list of ingredients. While the mislabeled product has only been found in retail stores in Minnesota, the company is issuing this national allergy alert and recall notice as a precaution.
The products were initially distributed in Minnesota but may be found in retail stores primarily in the Midwest. The mislabeled product contains ham, American cheese, Capri Sun Fruit Punch and the Butterfinger Bar. The correctly labeled product would normally contain ham, Swiss cheese, Capri Sun Fruit Punch and Capri Sun Fruit Roll.
The company learned of the error when consumers in Minnesota reported finding the Butterfinger Bars in the product that should contain Capri Sun Fruit Rolls. The packaging error was limited in scope, and the company has taken steps to prevent a recurrence. The company is cooperating fully with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Consumers who purchased the Oscar Mayer Lowfat Lunchables Ham & Swiss Lunch Combinations with the 15 NOV 2004 EB Est 537C code date may return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumers with questions about the recall should call (866) 771-1511 or visit the company's website at [url="http://www.kraft.com/specialreport/lunchables."]www.kraft.com/specialreport/lunchables.[/url]
This mailing has been funded by Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation to be sure you are aware of the situation.
On Sep 24, 2004