Undeclared Nuts Force Multi-State Bagel Recall

Bimbo Bakeries USA of Horsham, Pennsylvania, recalled Thomas’, Sara Lee, and Jewel Bagels because they may contain unlisted peanuts and almonds. People who have allergies to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products. The recall was initiated after the bakery that produced the product discovered that peanuts and almonds were present in an ingredient used for the bagels.


The recalled product contains the bakery code number 30088 printed on the plastic tab closure to the left of the best by date. All recalled products are being removed from store shelves. No other Thomas’, Sara Lee, or Jewel products are involved in this recall.


The FDA has classified this recall as a Class I recall, which is the most serious type of recall. Class I recalls involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.


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See also Medical Law Perspectives, July 2012 Report: Foodborne Illness: When Grabbing a Bite Can Be Deadly