Caramel popcorn recalled for undeclared milk product

KellBran Caramel popcorn has been recalled because it contains undeclared milk product, a threat to those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk.

The popcorn, made by KellBran Candies of Akron, Ohio, is packaged in 8 oz. bags with the expiration dates 11/30/2015 and 12/31/2015 printed on the back of the package. The product’s UPC code is:  0 96637 50153 9, with Lot Codes 181317 4 for the 11/30/2015 packages, 211830 6 for the 12/31/2015 packages are also located on the back of the package.

No illnesses or reactions have been reported to date, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Individuals with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume milk products.

The product was distributed through specialty grocery stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Kentucky, New Jersey, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

An inspection by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed that the product contains butter, a milk product, that was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk in the ingredients list.

Customers may contact the company at 330-628-3900 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. EST.