MARS VOLUNTARILY RECALLS SPECIFIC VARIETIES OF COMBOS® FOR POTENTIAL UNDECLARED PEANUT RESIDUE DUE TO FLOUR SUPPLIER RECALL

Mars Caribbean & Central America (“Mars”) has announced a voluntary recall of two variants of COMBOS brand of products in Jamaica.

The products being recalled are COMBOS® Cheddar Cheese Pretzel and COMBOS®

Cheddar Cheese Cracker, which bear the code 613FAALB01. This can be found on the back of the package.

Mars has indicated that it initiated the recall after its supplier of flour, Grain Craft, recalled certain lots of wheat flour that have the potential to contain low levels of peanut residue. The COMBOS® Brand products subject to the recall may have been produced using the recalled flour.

Although no peanut residue has been detected in this product to date, consumers with severe peanut allergies are advised to avoid the recalled products. Mars advises that the USA-based Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from the flour is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers.

 

To date, Mars has received no reports of illness related to the products covered by this recall. No other Mars products are impacted by this recall.

 

Consumers with any of the products being recalled in Jamaica are being advised to return the product to the point of purchase for a full refund.

 

Consumers with questions regarding the recall may contact World Brands Services, a division of GK Foods & Services Limited and exclusive distributor of Mars products in Jamaica, via email gracekennedy@gkco.com or by calling 749-9844 or 383-9511.

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