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Fruit Miniatures Recall from Food Labeling Problem

In a nutshell: undeclared walnuts (food labeling) in fruit miniatures in 5 eastern states.

December 31, 2007 — Weis Markets said it has initiated the voluntary recall of its Weis Baker’s 18-count Fruit Miniatures and two pound platters of Mini-Fruit Diamonds in four varieties – Nut Diamond, Cheese Raspberry, Apricot and Mixed assortment.

These products are being recalled because they may contain walnuts which are not identified on the label.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

These products, which were sold in Weis Markets’ Bakeries, have been removed from store shelves and destroyed. The 18-count Fruit miniatures come in clear plastic containers and the two pound Mini Fruit Diamonds are packaged in a platter with a clear top. The UPC and code dates are listed below.

This problem came to the company’s attention after a customer complaint. Concerned customers may return this product to Weis Markets for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions about this recall may contact Weis Markets’ customer hotline at 866-999-9347, Extension 3, which is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weis Baker’s 18-count and two pound platters of Fruit Miniatures – Nut Diamond, Cheese Raspberry and Apricot are sold at Weis Markets including its Mr. Z’s, King’s and Scot’s Lo-Cost units. Weis Markets operates 156 stores in five states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.

The UPC Codes for the recalled product with a sell by date up to 1/5/08 are:
UPC 210100-00000 18 Ct Fruit Miniatures
UPC 210112-00000 2 lb Fruit Miniature Platters

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