FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 23, 2014 - ARAYA INC of Katy, TX is voluntarily recalling various types of products including Marshmallows, Chocolate gourmet bars, Dry Fruits covered in chocolate and assorted chocolate gift boxes because they may contain traces of allergens not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Wheat, Tree Nuts, Soy and Milk Protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The Marshmallows, Chocolate gourmet bars, Dry Fruits covered in chocolate and chocolate gift boxes were distributed nationwide directly to customers via FedEx from internet sales and in the state of Texas through the following retailers:
CENTRAL MARKET – HOUSTON, CENTRAL MARKET - NORTH LAMAR, CENTRAL MARKET – PRESTON, CENTRAL MARKET – WESTGATE, HEB - FRY RD, HEB #99 Louetta, HOTEL MOKARA
All products within “best buy” date are being recalled. Representative labels are attached to this press release. Specific information on how the product can be identified:
Potential Undeclared Allergen
GOURMET BAR - BACON
GOURMET BAR - CAYENNE PEPPER
GOURMET BAR - CRISPY ORANGE
GOURMET BAR - CURRY
MARSHMALLOW - CHOCOLATE
Milk Protein, Soy, Wheat
MARSHMALLOW - COCONUT
MARSHMALLOW - COOKIES AND CREAM
MARSHMALLOW - GINGERBREAD
MARSHMALLOW - PEPPERMINT
MARSHMALLOW - RED VELVET
MARSHMALLOW - VANILLA
GOURMET BAR - MENDIANT - DARK
Tree Nuts and Wheat Soy and Milk are listed as ingredients but are not identified as allergens
GOURMET BAR - MENDIANT – MILK
DRY FRUIT - ORANGE PEEL
Tree Nuts, Wheat
DRY FRUIT - MANGO CAYENNE
DRY FRUIT - PEARS
CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX - SC 6 OREOS
Wheat Outside Label declares Soy and Milk as ingredients but does not identify them as allergens Inside Label (menu) declares all allergens listed except wheat
CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX - SC SMALL 12 CHOCOLATE
CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX - SC SMALL 6 CHOCOLATE
CHOCOLATE - S'MORES
The voluntary recall was initiated by Araya after reviewing with the FDA the current product labels and determining that the allergen declaration was not complete since it did not state all the allergens present in the facility. The firm also uses peanuts in some products; however, peanuts are declared as an allergen on all product labels and are not part of this recall.
Customers who purchased any of the recalled products listed above and are allergic or have a severe sensitivity to wheat, tree nuts, milk protein or soy, please do not consume the products. Please discard them. For a full refund, consumers may visit us at any of our stores with your proof of purchase receipt. Store locations are: 2013 W. Gray St., Houston TX 77019; 1141 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston TX 77056; and 1575 West Grand Pkwy S., Katy TX 77494.
Consumers who purchased any of the recalled products through the internet or who have questions about this recall may contact the company at 281-395-1050 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST Monday-Friday.
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