Mislabeled Margarine Leads to ConAgra Recall
ConAgra foods notified the FDA on November 13 about a report of mislabeled tubs of Blue Bonnet Spread. The tubs and lids indicated that the product was Blue Bonnet Light Spread, when in reality; it was regular Blue Bonnet Spread. This poses a problem because the ingredients do not list milk (whey), which is a potential allergen. The recall affects 1,120 cases of a single lot of Blue Bonnet Margarine. ConAgra was notified of the error when the tub did not match the lid and the case in which it was delivered.
People with milk allergies can suffer health problems including life-threatening allergic reactions. According to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, FAAN, approximately 2.5 % of children younger than three are allergic to milk. Products must indicate the presence of milk on the label. Milk allergy symptoms include:
- Skin rash
- Anaphylactic shock
Even more people are lactose intolerant, because they lack the enzyme lactase which breaks down milk in the digestive system. Lactose intolerant people also try to ensure the absence of milk in the products they consume.
To find out more about the recall, issued in order to protect the company from dangerous product liability, and how to return unused tubs to the store, contact 866-518-4177 or visit their website at www.bluebonnet.com.