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Riverside Natural Foods issues allergy alert on undeclared almond in “Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar”

Riverside Natural Foods, of Vaughan, ON is voluntarily recalling its 8 ounce packages of ” Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar ” because they were improperly labelled and may contain undeclared almonds. The product is labelled to may contain tree nuts; however, people who have allergies to almonds may experience a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recalled ” Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar ” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 8 ounce, carton package marked with lot # 1020 on the bottom and with an expiration date of 13 JUL 2021 stamped on the bottom.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the almond-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds. A subsequent investigation indicated the issue was caused by an error in the company’s packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased 8 ounce packages of ” Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar ” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions can contact Riverside Natural Foods at 1-416-360-8200 ex 226.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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