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

KFA Food Alerts ·
First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecan and Cashew in Chocolate and Nut Tray For Immediate Release November 20, 2018 Contact Consumers 716-389-0264 Announcement 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...
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Re: Tree Nut (Cashews and Pecans) Allergy Alert - First Source Chocolate and Nut Tray

MrsButters ·
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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Re: Tree Nut (Cashews and Pecans) Allergy Alert - First Source Chocolate and Nut Tray

Kathy P ·
That's a really great question! The issue is that it doesn't declare cashew and pecan separately. The FDA labeling requirements are that the specific nuts must be specified - https://www.kidswithfoodallerg...-protection-act.aspx Edited to add: I do see where it specifies cashews, but maybe they are also present in another item. I don't know.
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Re: Tree Nut (Cashews and Pecans) Allergy Alert - First Source Chocolate and Nut Tray

MrsButters ·
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.
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