June 2, 2003
Golden Stream Quality Foods Issues
Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in Island Crunch Mix
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Golden Stream Quality Foods
has recalled 8 oz. packages of Island Crunch Mix because they may contain
undeclared cashews. People who have allergies to cashews run the risk of
serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these
The Island Crunch Mix was distributed to retail stores in the following
states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO,
MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI. The products affected
would have a ?best by date? between 100303 and 050504. The product comes in
an 8 oz. preprinted plastic stand up bag.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The
recall was initiated after routine quality inspections discovered the
cashew-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal
the presence of cashews.
This recall is voluntarily initiated by Golden Stream in cooperation with
the U.S. FDA.
In order to maintain the highest quality control, the company has already
conducted a process audit and has implemented the appropriate corrective
actions during the processing and packaging process.
Consumers who have purchased 8 oz. packages of Island Crunch Mix are urged
to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with
questions may contact the company at 317.567.2726.