Nut Bar Company Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Walnuts In GFS Pecan Pieces

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–May 6, 2011. Nut Bar Company Inc. of Wyoming, MI, is recalling 90 cases (total of 360 individual bags) of 40 ounce packages of “GFS Pecan Pieces” because they may contain undeclared walnuts rather than pecans. People who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

GFS Pecan Pieces, Lot Number 095 1094 with UPC 093901134837 were distributed only through Gordon Food Service’s (GFS) Shepherdsville, KY Distribution Center.  The product was distributed to Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia and reached consumers through restaurant distribution and GFS Marketplace Stores.

The only lot code affected by this recall is 095 1094, which can be found printed near the top of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a walnut containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased GFS Pecan Pieces, UPC 093901134837 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nut Bar Company Inc. at 1-800-821-1067 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST.

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.