Bread products recalled for unlisted soy allergen

Photos courtesy of the FDA

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has pulled certain Joseph’s bread products from shelves after a recall reported by Middle East Bakery, Inc.

The products are said to contain soy, an allergen which is not marked on the ingredients list.

Allergic reactions to soy can be very dangerous and even deadly. After consuming, it can take minutes or hours for symptoms to show. Reaction symptoms include: hives, flushed skin, tingling, itchy sensation in mouth, swelling of face, tongue or lip, vomiting, diarrhea, irregular cramps, coughing, wheezing, dizziness, lightheartedness, swelling of the throat and vocal cords, trouble breathing.

For those without severe sensitivity to soy, the products are safe.

The following items are on recall:

  • Joseph’s Mini Whole Wheat Pita, 8 oz., UPC 074117000413, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic tab closure
  • Joseph’s Mini White Pita, 8 oz., UPC 074117000420, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic tab closure
  • Joseph’s Square White Lavash, 14 oz., UPC 074117000697, with a sell by date of February 17, 2015 printed on the front panel of the package

At the moment there are no reports of illnesses reported from consumers. Stop & Shop urges item buyers to dispose of the products but bring in the receipts for a refund on their purchase.

For more information, contact Middle East Bakery at 978-688-2221 Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1-800-767-7772, and visit Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

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