April 15, 2003
Mother's Kitchen Has Recalled Certain Cheesecake
Burlington, NJ (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that Mother's Kitchen, Inc. has recalled all of
its 50-oz. variety pack cheesecakes bearing UPC code 24916-98686 AND code
date 02331 because those variety packs may contain undeclared almonds.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds or nuts run the
risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these
The recalled 50-oz. variety pack cheesecakes were distributed in the eastern
half of the United States in retail stores. The product comes in a 50-oz.
cardboard box. The boxes in question are marked with UPC code 24916-98686
appearing below the barcode and have the code date 02331 embossed on the
same panel. The boxes have a brown banner in the upper left corner that
reads "Restaurant Quality" and has a picture of three flavors of cheesecake
(Classic, Fudge Swirl, and Strawberry Swirl). This box does not indicate
that the product contains almonds. Some boxes may actually contain a fourth
flavor of cheesecakes (Almond Amaretto cheesecake) that is topped with
No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after Mother's Kitchen learned that some of its
4-flavor variety pack cheesecakes were inadvertently shipped in boxes that
did not reveal the presence of almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates
that the problem was caused by a packaging malfunction. The problem is
limited to the boxes described above.
Customers who have purchased 50-oz. variety pack cheesecakes packed in the
boxes in question are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a
full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at (800)
566-8437, ext. 54.