The company that makes Brach's Malted Milk Balls has recalled them because they may contain nuts, which could cause severe allergic reactions in some.
Ferrara Candy Company recalled six-pound packages of bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls because they may contain undeclared tree nuts (Brazil nuts) and peanuts.
People who are allergic to tree nuts and peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled packages were distributed nationwide to retail stores.
The product comes in a 6 pound, clear plastic package packed in a box marked with lot #20130418 on the side and with an expiration date of 04/17/14 stamped on the side. The product is intended to be sold to the consumer in bulk bins.
This recall is limited to a single, specific lot containing 5,274 pounds of the candy.
No illnesses were reported to date in connection with the nuts.
According to a news release, the company recalled the candy after it was discovered that some of the malted milk ball packages contained small amounts of tree nuts and/or peanuts.
This recall does not apply to any other Brach’s Malted Milk Ball products.
Consumers who have purchased bulk Brach’s Malted Milk Balls and are sensitive to tree nuts and peanuts are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-323-1768, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.