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Santos Agency, Inc. voluntarily recalls Santos Brands Products for undeclared peanuts and wheat in California

Posted May 18 2012 9:55pm
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Contact:
Consumer:
510-357-0277

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 18, 2012 - Santos Agency, Inc. has initiated a recall of Santos Brand products i.e. various kinds of flours, legumes and spices because they may contain undeclared peanuts and wheat. Consumers who are allergic to peanut or wheat allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume any of the products.

The following Santos Brands Products (packed in USA) were shipped to retail stores throughout California only. The products affected were distributed between May 2011 and May 2012. All products are affixed with a label on the front side, packed in clear, plastic bags and there are no UPC codes, lot codes, or expiration dates on the products. The labels consist of a design of a house bordered by two columns with the word “SANTOS” on the roof of the house.

Similar products of the Santos Brand that bears UPC codes and label indicates that it was packed in India are NOT part of this recall.

Products Sizes
Bulgur Wheat (USA packaging only) 2lbs
Sooji (Farina) (USA packaging only) 2lbs
Urid Split (USA packaging only) 2lbs, 4lbs
Fennel Seed (USA packaging only) 3.5oz, 7oz, 14oz, 2lbs
Deggi Mirch (USA packaging only)t 7oz, 14oz, 2lbs
Ginger Powder (USA packaging only) 7oz, 16oz, 2lbs
All Purpose Flour (USA packaging only) 2lbs, 5lbs
Cumin Seeds (USA packaging only) 7oz, 14oz, 2lbs
Mustard Seed (USA packaging only) 3.5oz, 16oz
Garam Masala (USA packaging only) 7oz, 16oz
Cinnamon Sticks (USA packaging only) 7oz, 14oz
Garbanzo Beans (USA packaging only) 2lbs, 4lbs
Urid Split (USA packaging only) 2lbs, 4lbs
Mace Whole (USA packaging only) 3.5oz, 7oz
Cardamom (USA packaging only) 3.5oz, 14oz

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the products i.e. various kinds of flours, legumes and spices were cross packaged on shared equipment with peanuts and wheat flour. The products i.e. various kinds of flours, legumes and spices were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts or wheat, but may contain traces of it.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who purchased any of the listed products above are urged to return it to Santos Agency Inc for a full refund at 1188 Montague Street San Leandro, CA 94577. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 510-357-0277 from Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

    
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