Bagels are being pulled from shelves across the country. Pepperidge Farms has recalled 46,000 packages of their bagels due to an undeclared allergen. The bagels may contain peanuts or almonds, which could set off an allergic reaction. Fortunately, the company states that no illnesses have been reported yet.
Pepperidge Farm was alerted to the issue by the bakery that produces the bagels.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports that a variety of bagels have been affected.
"The recall includes plain, everything, and cinnamon raisin bagels. Mini bagels, sold in whole wheat, cinnamon raisin, and brown sugar with cinnamon flavors, are also being recalled. The affected bagels have sell by dates ranging from Feb. 7 to Feb. 12."According to Yahoo! Finance, the packages of bagels were sent to store in 23 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The recalled bagels may be returned to the store for a full refund. Pepperidge Farm assures consumers that no other products were affected by the recall.
Peanut allergies are fairly common "with those afflicted having a wide range of reactions." Many food processors aim to keep the preparation of peanuts and peanut related products separate from other food supplies. In January, Inquisitr reported another food recall due to peanut contamination. That recall included over 350,000 pounds of meat as well as several type of spices, such as cumin. It became one of the largest recalls due to allergen contamination.
There may be some hope for those who suffer from peanut allergies. A breakthrough treatment has been developed by researchers to help those who suffer, states Time.
"Around 80 [percent] of a group of 30 children had no allergic reaction to peanuts after scientists gave them a daily combination of peanut protein and a probiotic in increasing amounts over an 18-month period."Still, peanut allergies remain a large concern, hence the reason for the recall. Here is a list of the recalled bagels (UPCs, product, sell-by dates):
- 14100074830; 21 oz Cinnamon Raisin Bagels; 2/10, 2/12
- 14100075622; 17 oz Plain Mini Bagels; 2/7, 2/9,2/10,2/11
- 14100077152; 21 oz Everything Bagels; 2/8, 2/12
- 14100078081; 21 oz Plain Bagels; 2/10, 2/12
- 14100082354; 17 oz Brown Sugar/Cinnamon Mini Bagels; 2/9, 2/11
- 14100084938; 17 oz 100% Whole Wheat Mini Bagels; 2/9, 2/11
- 14100092599; 17 oz Cinnamon Raisin Mini Bagels; 2/9, 2/11
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