Minnesota Firm Issues Recall Due to Undeclared Dairy Allergen in Certain Sunflower Seeds


May 12, 2010 – Ryt-way Industries LLC of Lakeville, MN is voluntarily recalling select BIGS ® Original Salted & Roasted Sunflower Seeds because they may contain dairy ingredients that were not declared on the packaging. The product is packaged in 5.35oz plastic bags with BEST BY Dates of 30MAY2011 and 31MAY2011 with an individual bag UPC code 896887002196. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was distributed nationwide through supermarkets, convenience stores and U.S. military commissaries. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing dairy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of dairy.

Consumers who are allergic to dairy and who have purchased the recalled products are advised not to consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 1-877-722-7556

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