Unified Grocers Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in Mariegold Baking Bread Products


COMMERCE, CA — April 1, 2009 — Unified Grocers is recalling six Mariegold Baking bread products  (units) because they may contain undeclared milk and soy.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Mariegold Baking breads are distributed by Unified Grocers and other distributors to select independently-owned and operated retail grocery stores in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona …

All code dates prior to Apr. 09, 2009 are affected by this recall.  (The product’s code date can be found on the plastic tab that is used to “close” the bag.)

Mariegold Baking 9 Grain bread – 32 oz (UPC# 0-25202-78031)
Mariegold Baking Wheat Bread – 16 oz (UPC# 0-25202-10202) and 24 oz (UPC# 0-25202-78012)
Mariegold Baking White Bread -16 oz (UPC# 0-25202-10201), 24 oz (UPC# 0-25202-78011) and 32 oz (UPC# 0-25202-78034)

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that certain Mariegold Baking breads were distributed in packaging that omitted milk and soy from the ingredient statement.  Products that bear code dates of Apr. 09, 2009 or later are not affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions should contact Joe Falvey, Senior Vice President, Unified Grocers at 323-264-5200 ext. 8480 (M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT).


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