- Mars Recalls Theater Box M&M’s
- September 30, 2014 | Author: Jennifer L. Keel
- Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
Mars Chocolate North America is voluntarily recalling some of their M&M's. The chocolate candy was sold in 3.4 ounce theater boxes and had undeclared peanut butter inside. While the products contained peanuts, the food wasn't listed on the ingredient label.
The affected products have the UPC #40000294764 and were distributed between May 8 and July 1, 2014 nationwide.
The issue was discovered when a customer found peanut butter M&M's in a box marked plain milk chocolate M&M's.
Potential allergic reactions
No adverse reactions have been reported, but peanut allergies can lead to mild and severe negative effects, including death. People with peanut allergies can react to the ingredient even if it is not ingested but comes in contact with their skin. Reactions include hives, skin redness and swelling, itching in the mouth and throat, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and tightening of the throat, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Twix bites recall
This isn't Mars first recall this month. Earlier in September, the company voluntarily recalled Twix brand unwrapped bites in 7 ounce stand up pouches with the code date 421BA4GA60.
The Twix candy contained peanuts and eggs even though they weren't listed on the ingredient label.
The issue was identified by a customer, but no adverse reactions have been reported.