Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall on Nestlé Carnation Famous Fudge Kits due to Incomplete Allergen Labeling

   
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May 4, 2010

Nestlé USA’s Baking Division is initiating a voluntary recall of select Nestlé® CARNATION® Famous Fudge Kits because the outer containers of some of the kits were distributed without a complete allergen precautionary statement. Consumers who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume products containing peanuts.

The Famous Fudge Kits are seasonal items distributed nationwide in supermarkets and club stores. The only products involved in the voluntary recall include Nestlé CARNATION Famous Fudge Kits distributed during the 2009 holiday season with day codes beginning with 9225 through 9259, and a “Best By” date of June/July 2010. The UPC codes for the affected products are 50000-62251 for the retail version, and 50000-62248 for the club store version. No other Nestlé products are impacted by this recall.

The components contained in the kit were completely labeled, including a precautionary statement on one component stating “made in a facility that also processes peanuts”. However, the outer containers of some of the kits were distributed without a complete precautionary statement. As the health and safety of our consumers is paramount, we are initiating this voluntary recall. We have advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and will cooperate with them fully in this voluntary recall. Providing safe, high quality products to our consumers is our number one priority.

Consumers who are allergic to peanuts and who have purchased the recalled products are advised by Nestlé not to consume them. Instead, Nestlé asks these consumers to contact Nestlé Consumer Services directly at 1-800-727-6300 for instructions. Consumers should not return the Fudge Kits to retailers.

Consumers with questions should contact Nestlé Consumer Services at 1-800-727-6300 and/or visit our web site at www.verybestbaking.com

About Nestlé USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for fourteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Well-known Nestlé USA brands include: Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé® Nesquik®, Nestlé® Coffee-mate®, Stouffer’s®, Lean Cuisine®, HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brand sandwiches, Nescafé®, NESTLÉ® Juicy Juice®, Buitoni®, DREYER’S/EDY’S®, Nestlé® Crunch®, Nestlé® Butterfinger®, Wonka®, DIGIORNO®, TOMBSTONE® and CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® frozen pizza. Nestlé USA, with 2010 sales of $10.4 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2010 sales of $105 billion.

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