Tuesday, April 28, 2009

McCormick & Company Recalls Lawry’s Fajitas Spices & Seasonings Packages Due to Unlabeled Milk Ingredients

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of Lawry's® Fajitas Spices & Seasonings packages with UPC Code 2150022500 and a “best if used by” date of OCT0110PX62, sold under the Lawry's brand. Lawry's Fajitas Spices & Seasonings packages with this date code contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The Lawry's Fajita Spices & Seasonings packages were distributed to grocery stores nationally beginning on October 17, 2008. The product is available in 1.27 oz. pouches, and the date code is found printed in black on the back, bottom center of the pouch. The “best if used by” date of OCT0110PX62 is the only date code affected by the recall.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product was mispackaged and as a result the ingredient statement on the package did not list milk as an ingredient.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. No other Lawry's products are involved in this recall.

All grocery outlets that sell Lawry's Fajitas Spices & Seasonings packages have been notified to remove the affected product (UPC Code 2150022500 and a “best if used by” date of OCT0110PX62) from their shelves immediately. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to contact Lawry's Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-9-LAWRYS (1-800-952-9797), weekdays from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM, or weekends from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) for a replacement or full refund, as well as instructions on what to do with the product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. The company is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

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