A recent FDA food recall announcement stated that Rich Foods Corporation, of Buffalo, New York, issued a voluntary recall on June 18, 2010 of its Allen Bavarian Creme Filling. The filling may contain traces of pecans, milk, and coconut. Both pecans and milk are common allergens that must be listed on a food item’s packaging. Allergies to coconut also exist, and all three types of allergies may be severe, and people who accidentally consume an item to which they are severely allergic may experience a life-threatening reaction.
Rich Foods Corporation announced that it had received no reports of anyone with an allergy to the undeclared milk, pecans, or coconut accidentally eating the crème filling. Instead, it issued the recall as a precautionary measure.
The crème filling was not sold in retail supermarkets. Instead, it was sold in 3.5-gallon pails to foodservice distributors and in-store bakeries nationwide, including stores in Pennsylvania. Rich Foods Corporation has recalled five separate batches of the filling due to undeclared allergens. The recalled batches bear production codes 11870137F21, F-22, F-23, F-24, and F-25. Businesses that purchased the filling are advised to remove it from their businesses and destroy it.