Celiac disease alert: Snap peas recalled for gluten

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Mann's Mediterranean Style Snap Pea Sensations are being recalled because the packages contain allergens which are not listed on the label. The bags of snap peas contain undeclared wheat, mustard, sesame and soy, but these ingredients are missing from the label. Consumers are encouraged to discard the items if they are allergic or sensitive to these ingredients.

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Mann's Mediterranean Style Snap Pea Sensations are sold in pink and green bags. The front label indicates they are a complete kit and contain peas, seasoning, dressing and other ingredients. Unfortunately, several common allergens are missing from the label. If you are sensitive to wheat, mustard, sesame or soy, the company recommends throwing the bags away or returning them for a refund.

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The UPC on the snap pea bags is 7 16519 01108 5, and the best by date is listed as 15 JA 25. The packages cost an estimated $3.99 to $4.99 each. This is considered a Class 1 recall, but it is limited to Canada at this time. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is involved and will notify consumers if other products are being recalled from the brand. At this time, there are no reports of anyone becoming sick from eating the product.

The Mediterranean Style Snap Pea Sensations recall serves as a reminder for people with celiac disease that even bags of peas need to be checked for gluten. In addition, it is important to pay attention to recalls because contamination and undeclared ingredients are a common problem affecting food brands all over the globe.

Read more about celiac disease:
Dietitian offers gluten-free diet advice for celiac disease
Gluten-free bread maker from Panasonic revealed at CES

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