Polana pierogi products recalled for gluten: Celiac disease alert

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Several types of Polana pierogi products are being recalled because of undeclared allergens. The packaging for the pierogies did not include that they contained wheat, milk, soy and eggs. People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are being asked to stop consuming these items and discard them.

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Mislabeling on food products can create a dangerous situation for people with health problems and restricted diets. Kasia’s Deli Inc. recalled certain lots of the Polana Beef Pierogi, Polana Potato and Bacon Pierogi and Polana Chicken Pierogi products because of missing allergens in the ingredient list. The items were sold in containers ranging from 11.5 ounces to 14 ounces. The affected lot codes were 4262, 630, 608, 108, 130 and 126. Consumers should also check for EST. 33985 and P- 33985 codes on their products. The pierogies were sold at various online stores including the Polana official website

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The items can be identified by their white plastic tubs and red labels. The variety name is listed inside the label. If you have these products and are allergic to the mislabeled ingredients, it is recommended that you immediately remove them from your home to avoid the risk of contamination. If you have not opened the packages, then it is best to leave them sealed as you discard them.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service has labeled this a Class I recall and indicated the health risk is high because of potential issues for people who are allergic to wheat, milk, soy and eggs. This is not the first time that mislabeling has forced a company to recall food products. The problems with the pierogies from Kasia’s Deli Inc. were found during a routine inspection.

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