March 16, 2000Wonka Withdraws 7-oz Bags of
Chewy Runts Candy for Undeclared Allergen
Itasca, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Willy Wonka Candy
Factory has today announced the voluntary withdrawl of all 7-ounce bags of Wonka Chewy
Runts because egg albumen, a known food allergen, was ommitted from the label.
Persons who have an allergy or severe
sensitivity to egg products run the risk of possible serious allergic reactions if they
consume these products.
Only the 7-ounce bags of Chewy Runts
have been mislabeled. The candy was distributed in limited amounts nationwide.
According to a spokesman for Wonka,
the Chewy Runts were only produced for four months and the number of 7-oz bags still in
the market place are unkown.
In 1988, The Willy Wonka Candy
Factory was purchased by Nestlé, and became part of the largest food company in the
Consumers with an allergy to eggs may return the
candy to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Anyone with questions can call Wonka at
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 16,
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