Seasoning Cups May Contain Undeclared Allergens

Cutting Edge Concessions issues an allergy alert on undeclared milk and red 40 in .5 oz. Shake'Ems seasoning cups distributed in movie theaters in California, Colorado, Arkansas and Tennessee. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (FDA) — Cutting Edge Concessions issues an allergy alert on undeclared milk and red 40 in .5 oz. Shake'Ems seasoning cups distributed in movie theaters in California, Colorado, Arkansas and Tennessee. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were distributed in a .5 oz. plastic cup labeled with Shake'Ems on the top. Flavors include: White Cheddar, Nacho Cheddar, Ranch, Cinnamon Sugar and Parmesan Garlic.

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

The recall was initiated after the FDA discovered that the products contain milk and red 40, but product packaging did not reveal the presence of these ingredients. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s labeling process.

Production of the product has been suspended until the FDA and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased 0.5 oz. packages of Shake'Ems are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 952-237-1551 M-F 8:00 am – 5 pm EST.

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