FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — June 27, 2015 — Denver, CO — Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Atkins Chocolate Candies – 5 ct. cartons - UPC code 637480075558 – because it may contain sachets of Atkins Peanut Candies. A small quantity of Atkins Peanut Candy individual sachets has been inadvertently placed into outer cartons for Atkins Chocolate Candies – 5 ct. sachets. Although the inner sachets are properly marked as Peanut Candies, there is a chance of consumer confusion. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut products may run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.
|PRODUCT||UPC CODE||LOT NUMBER||BEST BEFORE DATE|
|Atkins Chocolate Candies|
5 ct. - Cartons
April 28 2016
|Atkins Chocolate Peanut Candies 5ct – CASE||637480075770||A5118139439C|
A5119139439A, B, C
April 28 2016
The affected product is marked with the lot numbers and best before dates above.
Three consumers who purchased the mislabeled product alerted Atkins to the issue. To date, no illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported. Atkins has conducted 100 percent inspection of the remaining product on hand, and has found no instances of the mislabeling above. However, in an abundance of caution, Atkins is issuing a voluntary recall of the affected production lots to ensure the safety of consumers with peanut allergies and we apologize for this inconvenience. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
While only a limited number of customers were affected, the quality and safety of our products are the top priority for our company. We are asking our retail partners receiving this notification to quickly isolate indicated product above both in distribution centers and retail stores, quantify for credit, and confirm destruction with your Atkins Representatives.
Please complete the enclosed Certificate of Destruction form, or your standard form (making certain it covers the same elements) and return to Atkins no later than Monday, July 13th, 2015. Upon receipt of your signed Product Destruction Log we will initiate the product replacement and credit process.
If you are receiving this notice and have any questions regarding the affected products, next steps or recall procedures, please do not hesitate to contact your Atkins Regional Sales Manager directly or Atkins broker partner. Atkins also asks consumers who have any questions to contact Atkins Consumer Services directly at 1-800-628-5467 Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm MST.
Atkins appreciates your assistance with this and thanks you in advance for your timely cooperation.