Labeling Error & Undeclared Allergens Prompt Lunchables Recall

Check your fridge, check your kid's lunchbox! These snacks have just been recalled.

October 11, 2016
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Photograph courtesy of USDA

Time to double check your kid's lunch boxes. 

Kraft Heinz has just recalled 959 pounds of Lunchables lunch snacks, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday. The company reports that a misbranding and incorrect labeling issue did not declare certain allergens on the label, prompting the recall. 

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"There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product," The USDA announced in a statement. "Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider."

Here's everything you need to know about the recall:

  • The 3.4 oz boxes of "Ham and American Cracker Stackers" were the main culprit, and contain both wheat and soy, neither of which were properly labeled. 
  • The recalled items were shipped to stores in Utah and California
  • The packages were produced on September 21, 2016, with times ranging from 9:13 to 10:00
  • They have a "USE BY" date of 25 DEC 2016

Customers are urged not to eat the product and should throw them away or return to the purchase location.