Crackers recalled

The manufacturers of Hadden House of Medford Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers are recalling the snacks because a full list of ingredients is not included in the packaging.

The voluntary recall is being done in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Foster’s Food Fair IGA removed the product from its shelves last week. Crackers carrying the UPC, or unique product code, of 0-76606-710889, are affected.

Haddon House Food Products recalled the Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers because they “may contain undeclared milk and food colouring additives used to create the cheese powder listed on the label”.

The Food and Drug Administration listed the recall as “urgent” and said consumers with milk allergies risk serious and potentially life-threatening reactions if they eat the crackers. So far, no one has reported getting ill from eating them.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered the ingredients of the cheese powder – cheese solids, milk solids, salt, disodium phosphate, calcium chloride, FD & C Yellow 5, FD & C Yellow 6, silicon dioxide – were not listed. The packaging also does not declare the milk allergen.

Customers who have purchased the product from Foster’s can return the crackers for a refund.