August 21, 2009

Van’s recalls wheat-free pancakes

California-based Van's International Foods says it is recalling its frozen Wheat Free Homestyle pancakes because they inadvertently contain gluten.

The 12.4-ounce packages of Homestyle pancakes also contain milk and egg, which pose a risk to some people with food allergies, the company said in a release Friday from its Vernon, Calif., headquarters.

The pancakes come in a beige package with an orange stripe on the top and a triangular blue gluten-free icon in the upper right corner. The lot number 200060629B1 is located on the side of the box with a Best if used by date of March 30, 2010, printed on the same flap, the company said.

The addition of wheat gluten, milk and egg occurred in 118 cases during one shift at a processing plant, the company said, calling the problem a one-time accident.