Van’s Foods is recalling 1,500 cases of their gluten and milk-free waffles due to a misbranding issue. The waffles that were packaged with Van’s Foods’ label were in fact not gluten and milk-free.
Tyson Foods subsidiary also sells gluten-free (not milk-free) waffles. There seems to have been a mix up when packaging and the waffles were swapped with the wrong labels.
According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Van’s Foods is recalling 1,584 cases of waffles that were distributed to Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Someone with an allergy to gluten or milk could be at risk if they were to eat the recalled waffles.
The recall affects Van’s Waffles with a best-before date of August 22, 2018, and a product lot label of #A640234710–WL2.
Consumers who purchased the recalled waffles can contact Van’s Foods’ customer service center at 1-866-886-8456 for a refund.
So far there have been no reports of illness due to the consumption of these products.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
If you can prove that your food poisoning or food-related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food-related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.
If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.
Source: Fortune.com, “Gluten and Milk-Free Waffles Are Being Recalled for Containing Gluten and Milk”