Gerber Issues Allergy Alert to Clarify Egg Labeling For Cheese Ravioli Pasta Pick-ups
egg was included in the ingredient list, but was not listed in the 'Contains' statement
Gerber is initiating a recall of Cheese Ravioli Gerber Pasta Pick-Ups because egg—a known allergen—is missing from the contains statement on the label. The full ingredient list on the package does list egg as an ingredient; however, the contains statement, designed to further alert parents to allergens in the recipe, does not include egg (as is required).
The affected Cheese Ravioli Gerber Pasta Pick-Ups (UPC code: 159070) were distributed nationally through retail stores and ecommerce in the United States.
This recall impacts all packages of the Cheese Ravioli variety of Gerber Pasta Pick-Ups. All other Gerber products, including other Gerber Pasta Pick-Ups varieties, are appropriately labeled.
Only consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg are at risk of a serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
This labeling oversight was discovered as a result of a consumer contact. Following internal review, Gerber confirmed egg was included in the ingredient list, but was not listed in the contains statement. Gerber is in the process of updating its food package labels to make it easier for parents to identify foods that contain allergens such as egg, milk, and wheat. On updated packages, this information can be found in the contains statement as well as the ingredient list.
Consumers with additional questions about this recall can contact Gerber at (800) 510-7494.