Lunchables & Ice Cream Drumsticks Are the Latest Go-To Items to Be Recalled

product recallParents and caregivers should check the fridge and freezer after recalls were announced for popular lunch and dessert items that kids adore. Kraft Heinz Company issued a recall for 959 pounds of Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers due to misbranding and undeclared allergen concerns, while Nestlé has recalled its Drumstick ice cream cones on fears that the frozen treats may contain listeria. 

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Plenty of busy parents rely on the all-in-one pre-packed lunches for ease and convenience but the company has announced that the product may contain wheat and soy due to mislabeling. Because it isn't clear on the packaging, these items may pose a danger to children who are allergic.

The lunch items in question were produced on September 21, 2016 and bear the establishment number "EST. 537K" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These are the 3.4-oz boxes, which contain four-compartment plastic trays with a "Use By" date of 25 DEC 2016, and include production times ranging from 9:13 to 10:00 visibly marked on the container. These items were shipped to retailers in Utah and California. 

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No illnesses have been reported as a result of the mislabeling, but if you've purchased these and have an allergy to wheat or soy, you're advised not to consume them. Consumers with questions are asked to contact the Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations Center at 1-800-573-3877. 

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Meanwhile, Nestlé has voluntarily recalled its 16-count Drumstick variety pack, as well as its 24-count vanilla pack, which were produced between August 31 and September 17. While kids might not take these to school with them (imagine that mess in their backpacks!), they probably look forward to having a tasty ice cream cone as an after-school or after-dinner snack, so be sure to check that your cones aren't part of this recall. 

Though no cones were found to contain listeria, the company received positive test results for the bacteria on the production line equipment located in its Bakersfield, California facility.

The cones were distributed nationally and bear the following information:

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If you have the cones in your freezer, do not consume them. Instead, return them for a full refund, or contact Nestlé consumer services by calling or texting 1-800-681-1676 or emailing Nestleproductinquiry@casupport.com.

Though these products make packing lunches and handing out dessert a bit faster for parents, be sure to check your supplies before serving these today because no one wants to find themselves with an unexpected illness.


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