Bee International Recalls 'Sweet Spots' Due to Undeclared Allergen

Bee International Recalls 'Sweet Spots' Due to Undeclared Allergen
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December 23, 2013

Bee International, Inc. is recalling 2oz. packages of its candy 'Sweet Spots' because they may contain undeclared egg protein. People who have allergies to egg may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled Sweet Spots, small drops of candy on a backing paper that are peeled off and consumed, were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through food distributers. The product comes in a 2oz clear plastic package marked with lot codes 2158613 or 2335613 on the back and a UPC code of 0-73563-00471-6.

On 9/10/13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a complaint from a consumer in Raleigh, NC. A child had a reaction to the candy resembling an allergic reaction. The child is allergic to eggs, wheat, and milk. A sample was collected from the retail store where the candy was originally purchased. Testing confirmed the presence of egg. The only allergen warning on the product's label is for the presence of soy.

Subsequent investigation has indicated that the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Candy Sweet Spots can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information on this recall, contact Bee International toll-free at 800-421-6465.

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