Kraft Heinz Company issued a recall of approximately 959 pounds of ready-to-eat “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” packaged lunch products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday. The product contains wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The ready-to-eat meat and cheese packaged lunch items were produced on September 21, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
- 3.4-oz. boxes containing four-compartment plastic trays of “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers,” with a “USE BY” date of 25 DEC 2016 and production times ranging from 9:13 to 10:00 stamped on the side of the plastic container.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 537K” inside the USDA mark of inspection. According to the recall information, these items were shipped to retail locations in Utah and California.
While no illnesses have been reported, the problem was discovered on October 6, 2016, when the firm received a consumer complaint.
Kraft determined that the “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” products were incorrectly labeled with the back label for a “Nacho Lunchable” product. The back label contains the product ingredient statements and as such, the “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” products that were mislabeled do not declare wheat and soy on the label.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it if you are concerned about any allergic reactions. If you are confident your child is not allergic to wheat or soy, the product is safe to consume. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.