Grocery Store Salads Recalled for Undeclared Peanuts
About the Real Food Salad Kit Recall
Real Foods of Seattle has issued a recall on peanut products in which peanuts were not declared as an ingredient. Specific products may be in form of sunflower seeds mixed with peanuts in salad kits such as the “Harvest Slaw Kit” and the “Broccoli Salad Kit”.
Consumers with severe sensitivity to peanuts or who have a peanut allergy run the risk of suffering a life-threatening reaction if the recalled products are consumed.
The FDA states 38 cases were delivered to various deli departments inside Haggen stores in the states of Oregon and Washington.
There have been no reported illnesses or injuries, but this recall is to prompt awareness and encourage the disposal of the product. For a full refund, consumers may take the product back to the store where it was purchased.
Specific Cities Acknowledged in the Salad Kit Recall
Oregon cities affected by the recall include: Ashland, Eugene, Lake Oswego, Keizer, Milwaukie, Oregon City
Washington cities include: Aberdeen, Auburn, Bellingham, Bremerton, Burien, Edmonds, Federal Way, Ferndate, Gig Harbor, Lake Forest Park, Lakewood, Liberty Lake, Marysville, Milton, Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor, Puyallup, Renton, Shoreline, and Tacoma
Peanut Allergy Statistics
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI):
- More than 3 million people in the United States report being allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, or both.
- Less than 21% of patients with peanut allergy will outgrow it.
- Peanut-related allergic reaction is the most common cause of food related death.
- Four out of every 100 children have a food allergy.