In the United States, two types of belVita Breakfast Sandwich have been recalled due to a possible allergic reaction to peanuts.
New Jersey-based Mondelez Global LLC has voluntarily recalled two flavors of its breakfast sandwiches ? Dark Chocolate Creme and Cinnamon Brown Sugar with Vanilla Creme ? after three unconfirmed reports of allergic reactions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday.
Those flavors may contain peanut, which is not on the ingredient list. “People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may risk severe or life-threatening allergic reactions by consuming these products,” the agency said.
The recall is limited to those two flavors, which were sold in stores in the United States.
“We became aware of this issue during an internal manufacturing inspection when we discovered the possible presence of peanut protein residue on the line used to make these products,” Mondelez said in the statement.
The FDA urged consumers with peanut allergies to discard these products.
The Dark Chocolate Creme flavor of belVita Breakfast Sandwich has been voluntarily recalled
The manufacturer may also recall the cinnamon brown sugar flavored vanilla cream
All products had an expiration date before February 25, 2024.
Peanut allergy is one of the most common forms of severe allergy attacks, affecting one to two percent of the population, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Symptoms include hives, redness, swelling, itching or tingling around the mouth and throat, diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, narrowing of the throat, shortness of breath and runny nose.
Which BelVita Breakfast Sandwiches have been recalled?
Two flavors of belVita Breakfast Sandwiches have been voluntarily recalled.
The recall affects stores in the United States.
Below are the products that have been pulled from the shelves:
BelVita breakfast sandwich, variety with dark chocolate cream
- Cardboard of 8.8 oz. Retail UPC: 0 44000 04328 5
- Cardboard of 14.08 oz. Retail UPC: 0 44000 05723 7
- Cardboard of 14.08 oz. Retail UPC: 0 44000 06330 6
- 1 pound 5.12 oz box. Retail UPC: 0 44000 05861 6
- 2 lb 12 oz box. Retail UPC: 0 44000 04602 6
- Pouch of 1.76 oz. Retail UPC: 0 44000 04070 3
BelVita Breakfast Sandwich, Cinnamon Brown Sugar with Variety of Vanilla Cream
- Cardboard of 8.8 oz. Retail UPC: 0 44000 06304 7
- Pouch of 1.76 oz. Retail UPC: 0 44000 06370 2
Source: Food and Drug Administration