October 30, 2001
Allergy Warning: Nuts
Storck USA issues warning regarding their Riesen brand candies. When sold
individually or in bulk they do not list ingredients on the packaging
- We, Storck USA, are writing to notify you of a potential peanut
allergy risk that could result from the unauthorized resale of one of our
candy brands, Riesen. Please do not buy our candy products in individually
wrapped pieces, in bulk, by the pound, or otherwise. Rather, please purchase
our candies only in their original packages showing the product ingredients.
Riesen brand candies are caramels covered in chocolate, presented in bags
and ?stick? shaped packs. Riesen brand candies can be commonly found in
grocery stores, drug stores and mass merchandise stores.
Earlier this year, Storck USA introduced Riesen Peanut, a milk chocolate and
peanut flavored variety, in addition to our already popular Riesen
Chocolate, a chocolate caramel candy covered in dark chocolate. Riesen
Peanut?s dark red packaging and name distinguish it, while Riesen Chocolate
is presented in a dark brown wrapper.
It has come to Storck?s attention that, occasionally, some packages of
Riesen candies are being removed from their packages and the
individually-wrapped candies are being sold separately, e.g., in bulk, by
the pound. Although the presence of peanuts is indicated clearly and
repeatedly on the Riesen Peanut package, the ingredient information is not
repeated on the individually wrapped candies.
Storck USA has already taken action to notify its retail customers that
Riesen brand candy must be sold only in its original packaging.
If you, a member of your family, or someone you know has a food allergy and,
in particular, a peanut allergy, please review the full, original ingredient
statement provided on the original bag or 1.75 oz (49.6 g) ?stick? pack
packaging. Consumers with peanut allergies should not consume our Riesen
brand candy products.
We at Storck are committed to producing the highest quality candies for our
valued consumers? enjoyment. If you require additional information, you can
contact us directly at storck.com or call (800) 621-7772.