Nestle recalls Raisinets over allergy concerns

Raisinets recallNestle USA is recalling certain Raisinets Fun Size Bags because the candy may contain peanuts -- which can cause a potentially life-threatening reaction in people allergic to them -- and they were not included in the list of ingredients.

The bags carry the warning label, "made on equipment that also processes peanuts," but the candy itself may contain peanuts and that isn't declared on the bag's label. So far there have been three complaints about the candy, sold nationwide at Target, ShopRite and Don Quixote stores, the company said in a statement released through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



Nestle apologized to its customers and said that "providing safe, high-quality products to our consumers is our number one priority."

About 25,000 packages are involved in the recall, the company said. Nestle said it is still investigating how the peanuts got in the candy.

The 10-ounce Nestle Raisinets Fun Size Bags with the production code of 02015748 and UPC number 2800010255 are being recalled. Nestle said consumers who are allergic to peanuts and bought the candy shouldn't eat it, throw it away and call consumer services at (800) 478-5670 for a full refund.

Peanuts are among the eight foods including cow's milk, egg, nuts, fish, shellfish, soybean and wheat that account for 90% of all food allergies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. About 3.3 million Americans are allergic to peanuts or other nuts.



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