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Food allergies are a larger problem than most people believe. Approximately 2% of all adults and 5% of all children in the United States suffer from food allergies, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Allergic reactions caused by food account for an estimated 30,000 hospitalizations and 150 deaths per year.

One of the most common food allergies faced by children and adults alike is a peanut allergy. Within the last 20 years, schools and food manufacturers alike have been taking stricter precautions when it comes to identifying food products that contain peanut and nut residue. Although this has been mostly successful, there are still slip-ups and mistakes made in the food industry that expose children to these harmful, and possibly deadly, allergens.

Recall of Peanut-Contaminated Products

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Kellogg Co., along with a variety of other snack distributors, are recalling a variety of their popular snacks over fears of a peanut-contamination in products that don’t contain a warning label.

The products that were recalled mainly consisted of cookies and brownies from the company’s Keebler, Famous Amos, Special K, Mother’s and Murray lines. The snacks that were found to be contaminated with peanut residue were traced back to the flour company Grain Craft, which was recalling its wheat flour due to fears it contained peanut residue.

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This comes a week after fellow snack-food company Frito-Lay recalled many of its own products, such as Rold Gold brand pretzels, over similar peanut-contamination scares. This recall itself came only after Hostess recalled 71,000 cases of snack cakes. Both companies make their products using flour from Grain Craft, the same one that supplies Kellog.

Kellogg Snack Recall Details

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The company emphasized that this was a “voluntary” and “precautionary” recall (meaning they weren’t forced to conduct the recall by the FDA) and that most people with peanut allergies would not face serious health risks if they consumed the contaminated products.

“While consumers with severe peanut allergies should avoid the recalled products, the FDA has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from the flour is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers,” said the company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan. “The company has received no reports of related illness to date.”

Peanut Allergy Symptoms

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Symptoms and warning signs of a peanut allergy can range from mild congestion and stuffiness to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Symptoms usually occur within minutes of consuming a peanut product, and they usually consist of:

  • Runny nose
  • Skin reaction such as rashes of hives
  • Itching tingling in the mouth and throat area
  • Digestive problems such as stomach cramps or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing

Symptoms of anaphylaxis, which require immediate medical attention, include:

  • Constriction of airways
  • Swelling of the throat that prevents or makes it difficult to breath
  • A severe drop in blood pressure (shock)
  • Rapid pulse
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness

If you are allergic to peanuts, make sure that you’re not at risk of exposure to checking out the list of contaminated Kellogg products by clicking here.

For more information on allergies and how you can avoid them, click here.

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/14/health/kellogg-recall/index.html

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kellogg-company-voluntarily-recalls-certain-snacks-for-potential-undeclared-peanut-residue-due-to-flour-supplier-recall-300283889.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peanut-allergy/basics/symptoms/con-20027898

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