In a latest product recall, one of the renowned names in the food and beverages industry Sara Lee has announced a voluntary recall of its Sara Lee® Butter Streusel Coffee Cake for Undeclared Allergens. According to the company, it is issuing an announcement for the recall of Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee Cake with the UPC # 3210002342 and a BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013 as a precautionary measure because the product may contain pecans, an undeclared allergen, that are not listed on the label. This national recall affects 3,381 pounds of product with the BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013 on the side panel.

The company has said that the product could have serious or life-threatening reactions to those people who are allergic to pecans. The company has advised such people to avoid these products even if they are retaining some of these products. The company has advised their allergic consumers to return these affected products to the store from where they have purchased it. All the returned products will be refunded by the company. Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call the special toll-free consumer line at 1.888.747.7611. The consumer line is open on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central, closed on Thanksgiving, open on Friday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central, and beginning on Nov. 26, open Mondays through Fridays, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m

About Sara Lee Inc:

Sara Lee Corporation is an American consumer-goods company based in Downers Grove, Illinois. It has operations in more than 40 countries and sells its products in over 180 nations worldwide. Its international operations are headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Sara Lee is also the brand name of a number of frozen and packaged foods, often known for the long-running slogan “Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee” often incorrectly reported as “Nobody does it like Sara Lee”.

What is Food Allergy?

Food allergy can be defined as an adverse reaction to food that is initiated and mediated by the body’s immune system. When someone is allergic to pecans, it simply means that the body treats the protein of the pecans as a foreign protein that could potentially harm the body. In case of pecan allergy, the immune system of the victim causes symptoms such as hives, vomiting, swelling of the throat, shortness of breath and dizziness that are related to the release of chemical called histamine. 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 pecan allergy.

Symptoms of Pecan Allergy

 

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Sore eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Lip swelling
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore eyes
  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Redness around lips
  • Constipation
  • Skin flushing
  • Swallowing problems