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on October 12, 2016

Kraft Heinz recalls packaged 'Lunchables'

Ready-to-eat ham and american cracker stackers are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens

Kraft Heinz Company, a Fullerton, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 959 pounds of ready-to-eat “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” packaged lunch products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The announcement was made recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The ready-to-eat meat and cheese packaged lunch items were produced on Sept. 21, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 3.4-oz. boxes containing four-compartment plastic trays of “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers,” with a “USE BY” date of 25 DEC 2016 and production times ranging from 9:13 to 10:00 stamped on the side of the plastic container.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 537K” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Utah and California.  

The problem was discovered on Oct. 6, when the firm received a consumer complaint. There were no illnesses associated with the complaint.

The establishment determined that the “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” products were incorrectly labeled with the back label for a “Nacho Lunchable” product. The back label contains the product ingredient statements and as such, the “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” products that were mislabeled do not declare wheat and soy on the label.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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