Saturday, January 10, 2009

Allergy Alert: EnviroKidz Penguin Puffs

Updated January 10, 2009
Original article posted December 20, 2008

Nature's Path has issued a voluntary product recall notice for certain batches of EnviroKidz Penguin Puffs cereals, because the labeling does not clearly indicate that one of the ingredients – Kamut – is a type of wheat.

The Company is concerned that individuals who are allergic to wheat or sensitive to gluten may consume this cereal without realizing the health risk. People who are allergic to wheat may suffer a life-threatening allergic reaction as a result of eating this cereal, while those who are sensitive to gluten could experience potentially severe gastrointestinal discomfort.

The recall includes 10-ounce cereal packages (UPC 0-58449-86015-0) with the following expiration dates stamped across the top panel:

09 Dec 08, 23 Feb 09, 27 March 09, 28 March 09, 19 May 09

The Penguin Puffs were sold in Kroger's QFC storesWegmans Food Markets and Tops Friendly Markets, and may also have been available in other retail food stores and supermarkets. NEW Jan 10

Consumers who purchased the recalled cereal should return the packages to the store for a refund.

For additional information, contact Nature's Path toll-free at 1-866-880-7284.

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