November 20, 2002
Ashdon Farms Has Recalled Some
Chocolate Covered Candy Products
Waukesha WI (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said Ashdon Farms has recalled 12 oz cans of Girl Scout
Chocolate Covered Raisins and 7 oz bags of Ashdon Farms Chocolate Covered
Raisins because some packages may contain a mixture of chocolate covered
peanuts and chocolate covered raisins. People who have allergies to peanuts
could run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they
consume these products.
The two recalled products were distributed nationwide through direct sales
by Girl Scouts, schools and similar fundraising activities.
The 12 oz Girl Scout Chocolate Covered Raisins are marked with the code date
2283A10 on the bottom of the can. The 7 oz Ashdon Farms Chocolate Covered
Raisins are marked with the code date 2305A6.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
"We very much regret any concern this news causes to our customers and
distributors and will do everything possible to assist them in quickly
identifying and exchanging the affected product," said Gordon Liebl,
President of Ashdon Farms. Mr. Liebl also noted that both product labels
bear an allergen advisory statement, "Processed on Shared Equipment with
Peanut and Nut Containing Products."
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a packaging error from
the raw material supplier had resulted in small quantities of chocolate
covered peanuts being mixed with chocolate covered raisins.
Consumers who purchased the product should contact the organization from
which they purchased the product for replacement. Consumers with questions
may contact Ashdon Farms at 262-832-8201.