Thursday, September 23, 2010

Not your normal product recall!

Recalls of products due to undeclared food allergens are usually no laughing matter, but I must admit that this recall listed on the US Food and Drug Administration website had me laughing out loud.  It was a rare moment of being able to see humor in the all too serious nature of food allergies. 

Suzipoo Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergen in Lobster Poo

Sue Pollard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 22, 2010 - Suzipoo Ogunquit, Maine is voluntarily recalling Suzipoo Lobster Poo, 4 oz bags, because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product is in a small plastic bag with a red bow on the bag and the label on the front reads. "Lobster Poo" – Slogan – I went to Maine and here's the scoop I came back home with Lobster Poop.

Product was distributed to three retail stores in Maine from August 1-August 18, 2010. Each store has been visited and product labeling has been corrected. Ten- 4 oz. bags may be incorrectly labeled.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product (burnt red peanuts) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-207-251-0523.

So, if you've been to Maine recently and purchased a sachet of lobster poo...please handle with care!

Sorry, Suzipoo, that I'm so easily amused.  Hopefully all of the additional publicity has been a blessing in disguise.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I found this one hysterical, too! We vacation in Maine each summer - thankfully we don't eat lobster poo! Hee hee....