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Published On: Mon, Apr 29th, 2013

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn popcorn recalled due to undeclared milk allergen

Food company, ConAgra Foods, has issued a voluntary recall certain bags of  Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn because some bags may have been inadvertently  filled with white cheddar flavored popcorn, which contains milk.

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn  Image/FDA

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn
Image/FDA

The issue was discovered after a consumer found white cheddar flavored popcorn in a Kettle Korn package and contacted the company. ConAgra Foods has taken the precautionary measure of notifying the FDA and is voluntarily recalling approximately 14,000 cases of the product shipped to retail food locations nationwide.

Allergy to cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in infants and young children. Symptoms of a milk allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis.

The affected product, Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor popcorn, is packaged in 5.0-ounce and 1.5-ounce red poly bags with an Orville Redenbacher’s graphic logo and picture of the popcorn product on the front panel. This voluntary recall is limited to Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn flavor ready-to-eat popcorn packaged in 5.0-ounce and 1.5-ounce red poly bags bearing the following UPC and Sell By dates. The UPC code is printed on the back of each bag, in the lower left corner. The Sell By date is also printed on the back of the bag, in the upper right corner. No other Orville Redenbacher’s products are impacted.

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 5.0-ounce packages

Case UPC: 27000 52321

Unit UPC: 0 27000 52321 6

Lot Codes: 5486234100, 5486234200, 5486234300

Best By Dates: SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 1.5-ounce packages

Case UPC: 27000 52325

Unit UPC: 0 27000 52325 4

Lot Codes: 5486234200, 5486234300

Best By Dates: SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

In the event that consumers have purchased the impacted product, they should destroy it. Consumers who may have questions about this issue and/or wish to receive replacement product may call 866-518-4177, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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