Haddon House Food Products Inc. recalled its Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers sold in 26 states and the District of Columbia because they contain milk and other ingredients not listed on the packaging, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA listed the recall as "urgent" and said consumers with milk allergies risk serious and potentially life-threatening reactions if they eat the crackers. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating them.The crackers were sold at grocers including Wegmans, and in stores in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. The crackers also were sold online, by Amazon.com and others. Amazon.com already removed its listing.
In its product description, Wegmans said the crackers, imported from China, are oven-baked, low fat, cholesterol and gluten-free. Included in the recall are all lot numbers. The crackers are in a semi-clear, red plastic package with a black and white Asian Gourmet logo. The UPC number of 076606-710889 is on the back of the package next to the nutrition panel.
The company recalled the crackers after it found the ingredients in cheese powder on the crackers wasn't listed on the packaging. The cheese is made up of cheese solids, milk solids, salt, disodium phosphate, calcium chloride, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Yellow 6 and silicon dioxide.
Consumers can return the crackers to the store for a refund. Call Steve Spatzier at Haddon House at (800) 257-6174 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
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