In a press release, the Velvet Creme Popcorn Company of Westwood, Kansas, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued an allergy alert on undeclared milk, soy and wheat in their products Velvet Creme Peanut Brittle, Velvet Creme Tail Gate Crunch and Velvet Creme Sweet Cajun Heat. These products could potentially result in allergic reactions for individuals that consume them. These products do not feature any lot codes for identification. The issue was discovered when the company found that the improper ingredients had been included due to a temporary breakdown in the manufacturing process. That breakdown has since been rectified by the company. Consumers are being advised to return the affected products to the company’s retail store in Westwood.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of precautionary safety recall many times and I understand the challenges that companies face when trying to make a quality product for their customers. I’ve also witnessed the injuries that can result through the usage of defective products. If you’ve fallen ill from the consumption of a mislabeled or otherwise defective food product, it may be in your interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters.