Walgreens Chocolate Raisins Mislabeled, Recalled

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If you have a food allergy, then you know how important informational labels on products can be.  But when those same labels have incorrect information, the results can be hazardous to your health.

That’s why Walgreen Co. today announced a recall of certain packages of 13 ounce Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins.  Instead of containing the chocolate encased raisins as the label might suggest, the package was actually filled with Walgreens Bridge mix containing peanut, almond, and soy products.  The product can be returned for a full refund.

The recall came after a consumer suffered an allergic reaction and complained to the company.  In an effort to prevent a similar situation, stores have already been instructed to stop selling the product, which can be identified by chocolate covered raisins pictured on a blue and white bag.  The affected product has a Best By date on the back label that reads “Oct 42012A1”, a UPC of 04902245661, and an item number of 280217.  It was sold in Walgreens stores in the Northeastern and Western U.S.

As a personal injury attorney in Riverside, I’ve seen firsthand how food allergens can harm unwary consumers.  Companies need to make sure their products are labelled properly so that danger can be avoided, and if not, a recall should be immediately forthcoming.  As a Riverside car accident lawyer, I know that a food recall can be just as important to safety as a car recall.