Potential Peanut Allergy Concerns Equals Veggie Burger Recall
Food has always played a major role in the lives of people. It keeps everyone full of energy and full of life. Eating proper meals all throughout the day would give individuals enough nutrients that will enable them to carry out tasks all throughout the day. A balanced meal is always best.
However, nowadays, food has also becoming quite a dilemma for those who have food allergies. There are times that even if they instruct the waitress not to include whatever ingredient they are allergic to, there are still morsels that find their way into the meal or the product itself.
Recalling such things may be hard at times especially if a lot of people have purchased it already and have eaten it. However, recalls are also important and has to be done as soon as possible to avoid any more allergy related cases.
Vegetarian food maker MorningStar Farms has issued a voluntary recall for two kinds of black bean burgers. It was found that the said product may contain peanuts, which is not listed on the label.
MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers, both 9.5 and 18.9oz packaging, with better if used by dates from April 14, 2016 and June 30, 2016 are part of the recall.
The Chipotle Black Bean Burger with a best if used by date of March 22, 2016 until June 30, 2016 is likewise included in this recall.
The company further explains that the products’ spice mix could cause a person with a peanut allergy to have a reaction that may result in vomiting or rash. Worst case that can happen is a swelling of a person’s throat that may cause difficulty or stopping of breathing.
MorningStar Farms announced that their customers can return these items to the stores where they bought them and ask for a refund.
Food allergy is something not to be taken lightly. There are instances wherein deaths can be linked to such. It is always better to stay away from the foods that may cause allergies to trigger. More so, checking product labels would also help in ensuring that all ingredients used to make it are safe. As they say, it is better safe to avoid the allergies instead of waiting it to trigger and then carry on with the treatment after.
This is just a reminder how deadly food allergies can be – no matter how small or large the food intake is.