US: Unilever issues allergy alert over mislabelled product
4 October 2006 Source: just-food.com
In cooperation with the FDA, Unilever has announced the voluntary recall of its Knorr â€“ Lipton Pasta Sides Chicken-Fettuccini in a Savory Chicken Flavored Sauce because it may contain undeclared milk.
The affected product is packaged in 4.3 oz pouches marked with â€œUPC # 4100002246â€ on the bottom right-hand side of the back of the pouch, and Best If Used By dates of SEP11 2007, SEP12 2007, SEP13 2007, SEP14 2007 or SEP20 2007.
The company warned that consumption of the product could represent a health risk for people with an allergy or sensitivity to milk. The affected product was distributed throughout the US, and reached consumers through retail stores, club stores and dollar stores. One adverse reaction has been reported to date.
Unilever initiated the recall after it received a consumer complaint and it was discovered that the product contained milk but was being distributed in packaging that did include milk on the ingredient list on the label. Subsequent investigation is ongoing, Unilever said.