3:42 pm - Thursday December 14, 2017

Allergy alert for undeclared almonds in Udi’s Cafes

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is exercising an abundance of caution by reiterating a voluntary recall issued by Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC of Denver, on Dec. 19. The Denver based firm issued a voluntary recall of its 12-ounce bags of “Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola” with UPC code 6-98997-80615-8. The product may contain undeclared almonds. Individuals who are allergic to almonds may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The product comes in a 12-ounce, clear plastic bag marked labelled “Best By 041913 12265 1” on the back of the bag, underneath the Nutrition Facts panel.

Udi’s voluntarily initiated the recall after it was discovered that almonds were mixed in with the oats in the Au Naturel 12-ounce product at the end of the Au Naturel production run. The initial product recall indicated this product was distributed through retail stores in Colorado, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Utah. The department has learned the only Colorado retail locations to receive the recalled product are the metro area Udi’s Cafes. The parent company for Udi’s Cafes, Udi’s the Sandwich Man, was notified by Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC of the recall and is taking measures to ensure that no recalled product remains in its retail locations.

The recall is strictly limited to the product marked with this Best By 041913 12265 1 code and does not extend to any other Udi’s products or lot codes. The product would have been available at the Udi’s Cafes beginning on or about Sept. 24.  Anyone who may have purchased Udi’s Granola from any of the metro area Udi’s Café locations and have nut allergies are urged to check the product coding and to return it to their place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-421-3970, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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