Puffcorn Recalled Because Of Milk Allergy

Milk Allergy Recall: Troyer Cheese’s Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn May Contain Undeclared Milk

Troyer Cheese, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall on March 16, 2012 for Troyer Cheese’s Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn. The snack is being recalled due to undeclared milk on the packaging.

Although no illnesses or reactions have been reported, Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn was recalled when it was discovered that the packaging for the snack lacked the presence of milk in the ingredient statement. The puffcorn contains milk and could potentially be dangerous to individuals who suffer from milk allergies and intolerances.

The puffcorn in question comes in 8 and 16 ounce plastic bags with the following codes stamped on the packaging:

Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn, 8 oz bag, UPC 0 49646 90176 0, Sell By Date/Lot Code:
03/07/12 C1P16 03/21/12 B2Y16 05/16/12 B1X16 05/30/12 B1X16 06/13/12 A3K16

Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn, 16 oz bag, UPC 0 49646 90157 6, Sell By Date/Lot Code:
03/07/12 C1P16 03/21/12 B2Y16 05/16/12 B1X16 05/30/12 B1X16 06/13/12 A2R16 or A3K16

Packages of the affected puffcorn was distributed to retail stores and through mail orders between January 6, 2012 and March 12, 2012 to the following 32 states: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WV.

Troyer Cheese is currently investigating the source of the packaging error. Distribution of Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn has been suspended until the problem is solved.

Customers with milk allergies who bought the puffcorn in question can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund as well as contact Troyer Cheese for more questions at 877-343-1614 on Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

Last week, Publix and the FDA announced a recall on Publix Beef Stew Mix due to a similar packaging error. In this case, the stew seasoning had been switched with brown gravy mix, which contained milk.

Does this most recent food recall make you worry about the safety of your food?