Riverside Natural Foods LTD. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond in “Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar” - 11/30/20
Company Announcement Date:
November 23, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
November 25, 2020
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Riverside Natural Foods
Good & Gather
Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar
Riverside Natural Foods, of Vaughan, ON is voluntarily recalling its 8 ounce packages of “ Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar ” because they were improperly labelled and may contain undeclared almonds. The product is labelled to may contain tree nuts; however, people who have allergies to almonds may experience a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled ” Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar ” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.
The product comes in a 8 ounce, carton package marked with lot # 1020 on the bottom and with an expiration date of 13 JUL 2021 stamped on the bottom.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the almond-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates the issue was caused by an error in the company’s packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased 8 ounce packages of “ Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar ” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Riverside Natural Foods at 1-416-360-8200 ex 226.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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