Woodstock® has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Woodstock Tamari Almonds. The recall was initiated by the company because of an incorrect back label on packages of a single lot. According to company reports people who are allergic to soy and soy protein should avoid consuming the potentially affected lot.

The potentially affected lot was distributed by the company in Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and District of Columbia through its various outlets and websites.

According to reports from the company the front of the retail package is correctly labeled Woodstock All Natural Tamari Almonds, 7.5 OZ. However, the back of the retail package has incorrect back label information – including Nutrition Facts, Ingredients, UPC#0-42563—00838-3. One code date is affected: Best By: 10/24/13, Lot 12298, which appear on the shipping case sticker and on the back of the retail pouch (ONLY this Best By date is being recalled).

Though no reports of adverse reaction have yet been observed still the recall was made as a part of company’s precautionary measures. Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 888-534-0246 x25154, Mon – Fri, 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.

What is Soy Allergy?

Soy allergy is a kind of food allergy that caused due to the consumption of soy protein in those who are allergic to the protein. When a person is hypersensitivity to dietary substances from soy caused an overreaction of the immune system which may lead to severe physical symptoms for victims.

Symptoms of Soy Allergy:

  • Hives, itching or itchy, scaly skin (eczema)
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat, or other parts of the body
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Redness of the skin (Flushing)
  • Wheezing, runny nose or trouble breathing

Products containing soy protein include:

  • Edamame
  • Natto
  • Miso
  • Soy (soy albumin, soy fiber, soy flour, soy grits, soy milk, soy nuts, soy sprouts)
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • Tamari & Soy sauce