Stop & Shop recalls Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs for celiac disease concerns

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Stop & Shop is recalling Ian’s Panko Breadcrumbs because of labeling issues that may lead to a reaction in people who cannot consume wheat. The product has gluten and is not safe for people with celiac disease. The company recommends throwing away affected packages and asking for a refund.

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Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Breadcrumbs are the only version being recalled by Stop & Shop. Its decision comes after the brand company, Elevation Foods, issued an alert about the label problems. Although wheat is listed in the ingredient list, the front of the package declares it is “allergy-friendly, gluten free,” and this type of misleading statement could confuse consumers. If you are suffering from celiac disease or have gluten sensitivity, then do not eat these breadcrumbs.

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Stop & Shop states it has not received reports of people becoming sick after eating Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko Breadcrumbs, but it recommends that people with allergies to wheat and gluten avoid the product. The items were sold in 9 ounce packages with UPC codes of 74951277220. Several expiration dates are being included in the recall: 31MAY15, 11OCT15 & 17OCT15. The company warns that allergy symptoms may develop quickly for people who consume the breadcrumbs and could include vomiting, rashes, diarrhea, cramping, swelling, dizziness and other issues. If you experience these symptoms, please seek medical help immediately.

Ian’s All Natural Italian Style Panko is not the only type of breadcrumbs made by the company, and there are Parmesan Garlic Panko Breadcrumbs which do not contain wheat, gluten, soy, eggs or peanuts. Original Panko crumbs are also available without wheat or milk. These other Ian’s products are currently not part of the recall, but consumers are advised to pay attention to any alerts.

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