Garlic Spread Recalled by Pure Base

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Pure Base Distribution, LLC of Ontario, CA is recalling its 4 ounce bottles of “Pure Base Garlic Spread – Concentrate” and 7 ounce bottles of “Pure Base Garlic Spread – Ready to Spread” items because they could contain undeclared milk and wheat, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). People who have allergies to milk and/or wheat risk serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the products.

Distributed nationwide online and in retail stores, the “Pure Base Garlic Spread – Concentrate” comes in 4 ounce clear plastic bottles and “Pure Base Garlic Spread – Ready to Spread” is in 7 ounce clear plastic bottles. Both items have lot numbers and Best By Date stamped at the top of their red cap. Affected Lot Numbers with their Best By Dates are as follows:

Pure Base Garlic Spread Concentrate:

92221, Best By 8/10/2010
92391, Best By 8/27/2010
92661, Best By 9/23/2010
92921, Best By 10/19/2010
93291, Best By 11/25/2010
100341, Best By 2/3/2011
100971, Best By 4/7/2011
101181, Best By 4/28/2011

Pure Base Garlic Spread Ready to Spread:
92641, Best By 9/21/2010
93021, Best By 10/29/2010
93291, Best By 11/25/2010
100391, Best By 2/8/2011
101181, Best By 4/28/2011

Although no illnesses have been reported, those concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

The recall was initiated after discovery that the milk- and wheat-containing items were distributed in packaging that failed to reveal the presence of milk and wheat on the label. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.

Distribution of the spread has been suspended until the FDA and the company are certain that the products are properly labeled.

Persons who have purchased 4 ounce bottles of “Pure Base Garlic Spread – Concentrate” and 7 ounce bottles of “Pure Base Garlic Spread – Ready to Spread” items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-888-980-7474, ext 105, Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4 PM Pacific Standard Time.