Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn Allergy Alert and Recall

Date: March 16, 2012
What: Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn
Why: Milk allergen not declared on label
Scope: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia

Troyer Cheese is recalling specific expiration dates of their Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn sold in 8 and 16 ounce plastic bags because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn was distributed between 1/06/2012 – 03/12/2012 to Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia in retail stores and through mail order. The product comes in clear plastic bag labeled with the following codes stamped on the front of the package:

Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn, 8 oz bag

UPC: 0 49646 90176 0
Sell By Date/Lot Codes: 03/07/12 C1P16, 03/21/12 B2Y16, 05/16/12 B1X16, 05/30/12 B1X16, 06/13/12 A3K16

Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn, 16 oz bag

UPC: 0 49646 90157 6
Sell By Date/Lot Codes: 03/07/12 C1P16, ;03/21/12 B2Y16, 05/16/12 B1X16, 05/30/12 B1X16, 06/13/12 A2R16 or A3K16

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk in the ingredient statement. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's labeling processes.

Distribution of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have an allergy to milk and purchased 8 and/or 16 ounce packages of Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-343-1614, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.

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