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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Food For Life Baking Company of Corona Recalls Spelt Bread (UPC# 07347200168)

Food For Life Baking Co., Inc. Recalls Spelt Bread

Contact:
Gary Torres
(951) 279-5090

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Corona, CA -- March 18, 2008 -- Food For Life Baking Company of Corona, California is voluntarily recalling 2,241 cases of Spelt Bread (UPC# 07347200168) because they contain spelt grain which is known to be a hybrid of wheat. People who have allergies to wheat or those with Celiac Disease may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume spelt products.

The recalled products were sold nationwide through health food distributors and natural food retailers.

Food For Life Spelt Bread is sold frozen in a 24 oz. (680g) light blue package and bears either of the two following descriptions

  1. Food For LIfe, Wheat Alternative Spelt Bread
  2. Food For Life, Fruit Juice Sweetened Spelt Bread

Affected lot numbers are: H1847, H2042, H2136, H2435, H2872, H2974, H3224, H3460, I0485.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated as a precautionary measure following an FDA investigation concluding that the product contained undeclared wheat.

This recall is being made with the knowledge and in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return them unopened to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact us toll free at: (800) 797-5090.

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2 comments:

Monique said...

Most people who have celiac or a wheat allergy know what spelt is, and that it is the same grain as wheat but processed differently.

ravenII said...

Thank You Monique,
I should have explained as I also did not know until this recall. Thanks again, come back to educate us!