A Texas food manufacturer, Marina's German Bakery, has recalled a number
of pastry items due to the fact that they may contain nuts; specifically,
almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts. These packages aren't marked as containing
the nut products, so someone who is allergic could run the risk of suffering
from a dangerous reaction if ingested.
defective products are in two-count packages and labeled as Marina's German Bakery Assorted
Pastries with sell by dates of Nov. 23, 2013. They were distributed at
two military bases at Fort Bliss Commissary in El Paso and at Holloman
AFB Commissary in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The FDA discovered the inconsistency
between the contents of the product and the labeling and brought it to
the manufacturer's attention. The distributor was unaware of the issue.
There were no reports of people becoming ill due to their consumption of
the improperly marked pastries. However, the company has suspended distribution
of the products until the labels are updated to reflect the content of
nuts. The manufacturer has also asked those who bought the products to
return them to the store of purchase in order to receive a full refund.
Any consumers with concerns or questions should call the company or visit
their website for further information.
Allergic reactions can be expensive and dangerous and could even cost someone
their life if they don't receive treatment in time. A person may require
immediate medical treatment at a hospital if they have a reaction. A personal
injury attorney may be able to help clients pursue legal action if they
suffer an allergic reaction due to an improperly marked product.