Federal health officials have issued a warning about cake slices sold at Walmart stores across the nation. The cakes contain an undeclared allergen, posing a significant risk to certain consumers.
David’s Cookies, the company responsible for the product, initiated the recall after discovering that 960 units of its Marketside Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake slices were incorrectly labeled as Marketside Chocolate Chip Explosion Cake slices. This information comes from a notice released by the Food and Drug Administration.
“Does not depict peanut as a key ingredient and does not declare the peanut allergen warning on the label,” the recall notice stated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified peanuts as one of the eight food groups responsible for the most severe allergic reactions in the United States. Allergic reactions can vary in symptoms and severity among individuals. Anaphylaxis, a sudden and severe allergic reaction, can be fatal, warns the CDC.
To date, no illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled products. Nevertheless, consumers are strongly advised to consult a physician if they harbor any concerns.
The recalled product comes in 7-ounce clear plastic packages, marked with lot number BS23212 on the top. David’s Cookies and Walmart have coordinated efforts to halt the distribution of both the Marketside Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake and the Marketside Chocolate Chip Explosion Cake. These products have been blocked from distribution centers and store registers.
“The Walmart’s distribution center that was distributing the mislabeled product has been identified,” the notice confirmed.
Both companies have committed to preventing further shipments to stores until a comprehensive investigation and resolution are completed.
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