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Vita Food Products Recalls Herring Dish for Improper Labeling

A Chicago food company, Vita Food Products, has issued a voluntary recall on November 24 of its Elf Branded Herring in Sour Cream product for failure to disclose the presents of wheat in the ingredients. The failure to disclose this ingredient may put people who suffer from wheat allergies, or who are following a gluten free diet at risk for illness or severe allergic reactions.

Vita Food Products issued this recall in order to protect itself from dangerous product liability. The product comes in 8 oz. and 12 oz. sizes with the following UPC codes:

  • 8 oz., 0-73302-23111-3
  • 12 oz., 0-73302-22111-4

Both sizes have a use by date of April 12, 2010 or earlier.

People who suffer from wheat allergies, or who are following a strict gluten-free diet rely on food labels to ensure that dangerous ingredients are avoided. When a company fails to provide that information, it puts those people at risk. People who suffer from wheat allergies may experience the following reactions when inadvertently ingesting wheat or wheat gluten:

  • Nausea
  • Hives
  • Itchiness

More severe cases may result in anaphylactic shock and even death. So far, no illnesses are reported in relation to this recall. People who are allergic to wheat or are on a gluten free diet are encouraged to avoid this product. To find out more about this recall, please contact the company at 1-800-989-VITA.

If you or a loved one suffered adversely after ingesting this product, you may be able to collect additional damages from the responsible party. To find out more about your legal options, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP today.

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