FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 1, 2010
The Glutino Food Group of Lawrence, Mass. is voluntarily recalling Glutino Raisin Bread because it may contain undeclared egg product as one of the ingredients. Consumers who have an allergy or sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products
The US product comes in a 22.6 ounce clear plastic bag marked with UPC code 6-78523 03015-8. Only one lot number of Glutino Raisin Bread (Best Before 08OCT10) in which egg is not declared on the label is affected by this alert. The affected product was distributed in the US only.
Glutino Raisin Bread is distributed nationwide in retail stores in the frozen food section.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product's UPC was not scanning correctly in retail locations. The product was placed in packaging intended for a different product that did not list egg as an ingredient. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary issue in the company's packaging processes. No other products have been affected.
Consumers who have purchased Glutino Raisin Bread are asked to return the product to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Glutino directly at 1-800-54-FOODS, 9:00 - 5:00 ET, Monday through Friday.
For media inquiries, please contact Jessica Benjamin at 617.939.8417, Monday through Friday 8:30 – 5:30 ET.
About the Glutino Food Group
Since 1983, the Glutino Food Group has been a trusted pioneer and leader in the gluten-free category. Based in Laval, Quebec, the company offers a wide variety of great-tasting, gluten-free foods consumers can trust. Products are available nationwide at local supermarkets, natural and organic retailers and on www.glutenfree.com. For more information on The Glutino Food Group, visit www.Glutino.com.