Tree Nut (Cashews and Pecans) Allergy Alert - First Source Chocolate and Nut Tray

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecan and Cashew in Chocolate and Nut Tray

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2018

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716-389-0264

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First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling Chocolate and Nut Tray because it contains undeclared tree nuts, pecan and cashew. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to tree nuts (Pecan & Cashew) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled item was distributed to 98 Wegmans Food Markets in the states of MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and VA. The affected product was sold from November 8, 2018 to November 20, 2018.

The product comes in a four-quadrant plastic tray, NET WT 37 OZ (2 LBS 5 OZ) 1.05KG, with UPC: 0 23637 43369 0, and Best Before Date of 07/09/19.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

Wegmans will place automated phone calls to notify customers who purchased the product using their Shoppers Club Card of the recall.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing pecan and cashews was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the pecan and cashew. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s labeling process.

Consumers who have purchased this item may return it to the Wegmans customer service desk for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact First Source at 1-716-389-0264, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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Aha!  That makes sense.   And I can see where that would be a problem.  Particularly since we can all be in a rush when purchasing items and have to check label after label carefully.    Thanks for the clarification and the link.   

Am I mistaken, or does the label clearly state both that it contains cashews and almonds and also that it is processed on shared machinery and may contain fragments of other tree nuts?   I am not trying at all to be snarky, just wondering what I am missing here as I try to check labels and check the recalls monthly, if not weekly for my son's allergies.  Thank you.

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