Following a recall by Elevation Foods, Stop & Shop has removed from sale Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Breadcrumbs because the tagline “allergy-friendly, gluten free” may be misleading.
The product does contain wheat, an allergen, which is listed on the ingredient list, according to a Stop & Shop press release. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy, stated the release.
The product recall is for:
Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Bread Crumbs, 9 oz., UPC 74951277220 with an expiration date of 31MAY15, 11OCT15 & 17OCT15
Can get a full refund
Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Elevation Foods at 800-543-6637. They may also call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 800-767-7772 for information.
No reported illnesses
Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include:
— flushed skin or rash
— tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth
— face, tongue, or lip swelling
— vomiting and/or diarrhea
— abdominal cramps
— coughing or wheezing
— dizziness and/or lightheadedness
— swelling of the throat and vocal cords
— difficulty breathing
— loss of consciousness
About Stop & Shop Supermarket Co.
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. operates a store on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton, which is one of 395 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
The Massachusetts-based supermarket company has about 59,000 employees.