Those with soy allergies and an inherent love for pretzel dogs, brace yourselves. The US Department of Agriculture just announced a recall of nearly 1.2 million pounds of pretzel dogs for not listing soy as one of their ingredients.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service discovered during a routine labeling review that while the frozen snack contained the common allergen soy lecithin, it was nowhere to be found on the box labels. Because of this, approximately 1,196,669 pounds of pretzel dogs will be recalled because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.
Consumers should note the production dates between February 14, 2014 and November 14, 2014. The pretzel dogs were sold under a variety of different names and packaging listed below and have the establishment number “EST. or P-34073” inside the USDA mark.
• Auntie Anne’s All Beef Classic Pretzel Dogs
• Auntie Anne’s Fundraising Pretzel Dogs
• West Creek Black Angus Beef Pretzel Dogs
• Kunzler Pretzel Dogs
• Kunzler Turkey Pretzel Dogs
• Berks All Beef Pretzel Franks
• Nathan’s Famous Pretzel Dogs
• City Line Foods Pretzel Dogs
Auntie Anne’s mall and airport pretzels are said to be unaffected by this recall. There have yet to be any reports of illness or reactions to the recalled products.