Allergy Alert: McCormick Recalls Batter Mix Over Packaging Snafu
Consumers who have egg allergies risk a potentially life-threatening reaction if they eat the product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to the company.The recalled all-purpose batter boxes were distributed to groceries throughout the southeastern United States beginning on Jan. 22, 2010. The affected boxes are 10-ounce cartons with a UPC code of 4123470111 and a "best-by" date of NOV 17 11AH. The codes are printed in white on the bottom of the carton.
The company recalled the batter mix after it discovered the mix switch, which it said affected a "very limited number" of packages. The all-purpose batter packaging doesn't list egg as an ingredient.
Consumers can call McCormick for a replacement or refund at (800) 632-5847 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time or 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekend.
This isn't the first time a production mistake has put the wrong food in a package -- General Mills and Hostess have each recently recalled products.