Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Udi’s Granola, Recall, December 2012
"Dec. 19, 2012 – DENVER – Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC of Denver, Colorado, is voluntarily recalling its 12-ounce bags of “Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola” with UPC 6-98997-80615-8 and “Best By 041913 12265 1” because they may contain undeclared almonds. People who are allergic to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products." Here’s the full press release from Udi's Gluten Free.
This recall from Udi’s Gluten Free happened right before Christmas. Their granola line was never nut-free; they make a granola with nuts and always have to my knowledge. And accidents happen. Their bread products (muffins, bagels, loaves etc) used to be made away from the granola, and any nuts and was made in a different part of their plant from their bread products. However, I reached out directly to Udi’s to ask them to confirm that. the below is from Udi’s directly:
Thanks for reaching out to us. Our baked goods are completely nut free and made in dedicated nut free facilities. The only product of ours containing nuts will be our granolas, but these are made in a completely separate bakery from the rest of our gluten free baked goods. This way we can assure that there will never be any cross contamination of nuts in our baked goods.
Most of our granolas do contain nuts, except the Au Naturel. Our nut-free granolas are thus not made in a nut-free facility, but we do have measures in place to clean and sanitize equipment between batches and sequence production in such a manner to avoid nut contamination of nut-free products.
Any further questions, please reach out to Udi’s Gluten Free directly: