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Mar 6 2012

Recall: Jelly Belly Recalls Easter Mix

Since I just wrote a post last week on gluten-free Easter candy, I wanted to make sure to get this information right out to our readers.  Jelly Belly has issued a recall on some of their Easter candy due to it being labeled incorrectly.  Please read below for more information from Food Safety News:

Jelly Belly Candy Co. of Fairfield, CA has recalled Peter Rabbit Deluxe Easter Mix “Gluten Free” candies because the malted milk balls may contain wheat.

The recall is for 2.7 oz. bags with UPC 071567992794; Lot codes 111111, 111215, and 120120; best before January 11, 2013, February 15, 2013 and March 20, 2013 respectively.

The candy assortment was distributed nationwide. Go here for a distribution list for California.

For more information contact Jelly Belly customer service at 800-323-9380, Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.


While it says that the candy was distributed nationwide, it only gives a list of locations for California in the article above.  I want to thank Jules of Jules Gluten Free for getting this information out on Twitter yesterday, and also pointing out that malted milk balls usually contain barley malt, so they would not be considered gluten-free.

This is just another example of how important it is to be vigilant with label reading.  I know I say this all of the time, but I even find myself forgetting at times when it is a product that I am familiar with.  It is also important for those just starting out on their gluten-free journey to learn how important this is.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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