The FDA has said that Illinois based Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. one of the renowned names in the Private Label Food Manufacturing has issued a nationwide, voluntary recall of one lot of Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix because it contains cartons containing undeclared walnuts. (Wrong packaging/cartons were used that do not declare walnuts). With this notification the federal agency and the concerned company has urged consumers and customers who are allergic to walnuts avoid purchasing the affected lot of the product.

According to the reports Gilster-Mary Lee became aware of the miss-packaging during an internal audit and review. Investigation indicated that during this production run walnut brownie cartons were inadvertently exchanged with plain Chocolate Chunk Brownie cartons.

In its reports the company said that the affected lots of products were distributed to Abingdon, VA.Warehouse on December 5, 2012. The only brand involved is Food Club Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix packaged in cases of 12/14.25 oz. Cartons have a Best By date of NOV 28 13 D02 (UPC# 36800-13486). This Best By date code is located on the corrugated case AND on the top flap of the carton. With this product recall, the company has asked buyers and consumers to return the product to the store or discard it.

About Gilster-Mary

Gilster-Mary Lee is one of the leading players in the Private Label food manufacturing sector. The company headquartered in Chester, Illinois, is a small, southern Illinois town located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The company produces over 8,000 items in over 500 different private label brands, as well as its own Hospitality label.  The company boasts of having an efficient work force of 3,000 employees work in 14 different manufacturing facilities across four states. The company-owned truck fleet delivers products daily throughout the US and Canada, as well as shipments destined for markets throughout the world.

For any query and questions, consumers can call Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. at 618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 3035, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST.

What is Food Allergy?

When someone is allergic to any food item, it simply means that the body treats the protein of the food item as a foreign invader that could potentially harm the body. In case of food allergy, the immune system of the victim causes symptoms like:

Hives

Vomiting

Throat swelling

Swelling of the throat

Shortness of breath

According to reports from various sources around 4 to 8 percent of children and 2 percent of adults have been diagnosed with food allergy including allergy from wheat, milk and eggs.

About Gilster-Mary

Gilster-Mary Lee is one of the leading players in the Private Label food manufacturing sector. The company headquartered in Chester, Illinois, is a small, southern Illinois town located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The company produces over 8,000 items in over 500 different private label brands, as well as its own Hospitality label.  The company boasts of having an efficient work force of 3,000 employees work in 14 different manufacturing facilities across four states. The company-owned truck fleet delivers products daily throughout the US and Canada, as well as shipments destined for markets throughout the world.