Van’s Original Gluten Free Waffles Recalled Over Undisclosed Presence of Wheat
On July 3rd, 2023, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall issued by Van’s International Foods of their Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles due to a packaging mishap and potential allergen risk. The company, based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, indicated that their “gluten-free” labeled Van’s Original Waffles might unintentionally contain wheat.
The FDA’s urgent recall statement emphasized that the recall was implemented following the discovery of wheat-inclusive products being distributed in packaging that failed to disclose the presence of wheat. Upon investigation, it was revealed that the issue arose from the accidental inclusion of a few cartons intended for Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles with a batch of cartons destined for wheat-containing products. Prompt measures were adopted to avert a recurrence.
In spite of Van’s Original Gluten Free Waffles being promoted through an Instagram post in May 2023, acknowledging #CeliacAwarenessMonth and stating that “waffles are for everyone… Browse our excellent selection of deliciously wholesome gluten-free and non-gluten-free options,” consumers should note the company’s voluntary recall of their Original Gluten Free Waffles. Van’s International Foods has clarified that the only products implicated in the recall bear a Best By Date of 1/19/2024 and a Lot Code of #UW40193L. As of July 4th, 2023, no other Van’s products have been subject to a recall.
People with wheat sensitivities or allergies are strongly urged to avoid consuming Van’s International Foods’ Original Gluten Free Waffles to prevent a potential life-threatening allergic reaction. Those in possession of the recalled waffles are advised to discard the product or return it to the purchase location for a full refund.
As the investigation between the FDA and Van’s International Foods unfolds, no illnesses or deaths have been reported in connection to the recall as yet.
For further details, individuals can reach out to Van’s International Foods Customer Line at 1-800-323-7117.
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit
If you have suffered from an allergic reaction due to this undisclosed ingredient, you might be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit. A successful lawsuit hinges on proving that the product was defective, in this case, containing undisclosed wheat, and that this defect led to injury.
Need for an Experienced Product Liability Attorney
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