TWI Foods Crispy Cookies and Rusk Recalled Over Allergens

Posted on April 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has advised consumers to stop eating Crispy Cookies and Rusk produced by TWI Foods of Ontario, Canada.  Both the cookies and the rusk, which is described as a crispy type of bread,  may contain eight common allergens, including milk and almonds.  The label on the product does not list these allergens.  As such, a recall has been announced.

Consumers with milk and almond allergies should stop consuming the product, as ingesting the item might cause a severe reaction that could lead to serious injury or even death.  Less severe reactions could include hives, vomiting, swelling, loss of blood pressure, and respiratory difficulties.  Buyers are urged to contact their health care provider if experiencing any reaction.

The specific cookies included within the purview of this recall are pistachio, almond, and coconut.  The rusk was of the almond cake variety.  Although the items were produced in Canada, they were nevertheless distributed throughout 15 different states in America, including California.

Thankfully, there haven’t been any illnesses reported in conjunction with this recall.

As a San Francisco personal injury lawyer, it seems like every day sees a recall because of an improperly labeled product.  Such labeling undermines a consumer’s ability to keep themselves healthy, and it’s my hope as a Ventura personal injury attorney that such issues do not arise very often, if at all.

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