This alert from ELL just came in at 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday, March 9, 2009. More scary food news.
March 9th, 2009
Attached is a Manufacturer Allergen Ingredient Labeling (MAIL) ALERT for Tofutti Cuties.
A child suffered an anaphylactic reaction immediately following ingestion of this product.
Cross-contamination with milk in processing is suspected. The product will be tested by FARRP, an independent food allergy testing laboratory at the University of Nebraska.
This is the 3rd allergic incident report for Tofutti that has been submitted to ELL within the past several months (9 total documented allergic incidents to-date). Following the receipt of each report, ELL has notified the manufacturer but has not received any replies.
Please note, Tofutti Cuties are manufactured by co-packers (Kemp’s Ice Cream). Tofutti also manufactures a peanut variety of the Cutie frozen dessert. Tofutti does not include cautionary or advisory warnings for the potential for cross contamination with milk and/or peanut ingredients.
Historically, the company has been very uncooperative and has not taken responsibility for any of the allergic reactions reported.
If you are aware of any allergic incidents resulting from consumption of Tofutti products, please contact Eat, Learn, Live (ELL) immediately.
Eat, Learn, Live (ELL)