Some Nestle Fudge Kits Recalled

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of Nestle’s Carnation-brand Famous Fudge Kits because of a labeling error.

The FDA said Nestle recalled the product because the outer containers of some kits contain undeclared peanuts, posing a health risk to people allergic to that ingredient.

Nestle officials said the Carnation Famous Fudge Kits are seasonal items distributed nationwide. The only products involved are kits distributed during the 2009 holiday season with codes 9225 through 9259 and a “Best By” date of “June/July 2010.” No other Nestle products are involved in the recall.

Officials said the components contained in the kit were completely labeled, including a precautionary statement on one component stating “made in a facility that also processes peanuts.” However, the outer containers of some of the kits were distributed without that required precautionary statement.

Consumers who are allergic to peanuts and who have purchased the recalled products can contact Nestle consumer services at 800-727-6300 for instructions. Consumers should not return the recalled fudge kits to retailers.

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