Gluten-free seaweed chips dangerous for celiac disease patients

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Gluten-free seaweed chips

If you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, then you may want to pay attention to the latest recall. New Frontier Foods, Inc. is recalling Ocean's Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips because they have wheat, but the labels do not state this. After testing, the company discovered that the seaweed chips have gluten levels that are higher than the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended limits for gluten-free foods.

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New Frontier Foods does not recommend that consumers with celiac disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies eat the recalled products. The company shared that three different flavors of the seaweed chips are affected by the recall. The Food and Drug Administration mentions that consumers can contact New Frontier Foods for refunds or replacements.

All of the recalled chips were sold in 2.5 ounce bags and available in packages of 12 bags. The Ocean's Halo Organic Seaweed Chips in Sea Salt flavor had UPC codes of 10851899005174 and 8 51899 00517 74. The Ocean's Halo Organic Seaweed Chips in Chili Lime flavor had UPC codes of 10851899005198 and 8 51899 00519 1. The Ocean's Halo Organic Seaweed Chips in Korean BBQ flavor had UPC codes of 10851899005181 and 8 51899 00518 4.

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Details about the lot codes for the recalled gluten-free seaweed chips:

  • Ocean's Halo Organic Seaweed Chips Sea Salt lot codes: 082416, 091416, 091516, 091616
  • Ocean's Halo Organic Seaweed Chips Chili Lime lot codes: 091716
  • Ocean's Halo Organic Seaweed Chips Korean BBQ lot codes: 082416, 091516, 091616, 092116
  • Seaweed does not contain gluten, but processed seaweed chips can have gluten added from other sources and may be contaminated. New Frontier Foods explains that the recalled seaweed chips were made at a third party manufacturer. The company has not received reports of illnesses, but it warns consumers not to eat the recalled products if they are not able to tolerate wheat or have an allergy to it.

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