Snacks & Candy

Manufacturer Recalls 7-Eleven Snacks

Company reports undeclared peanuts in some packages
7-eleven yogurt pretzels
Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

EL PASO, Texas — The manufacturer of some of 7-Eleven's proprietary snacks is voluntarily recalling its 5-ounce packages of 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels because they may contain undeclared peanuts.

Mount Franklin Foods LLC dba Azar Nut Co., El Paso, Texas, said people who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled 5-ounce packages of 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels were distributed nationwide in 7-Eleven convenience stores.

"We immediately and thoroughly investigated this situation and have determined that the problem was caused by an isolated incident," 7-Eleven told CSP Daily News. "Upon learning of the safety alert, we took immediate action to alert stores to remove the affected products from shelves."

7-Select is 7-Eleven’s line of private-brand products launched in 2004. It includes hundreds of varieties of snacks, beverages, groceries, nonfood items and more.

The product comes in a 5-ounce, printed plastic pouch and is marked with lot number YR20140 Best By May 19, 2021, and JT20147 Best By May 26, 2021, on the bottom front left of the bag. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this alert.

The company initiated the recall after discovering a peanut-containing product mixed with pretzels from a third-party supplier during the repackaging process of the Yogurt Pretzels, which do not include peanuts in the declared allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an isolated incident whereby inclusion occurred during the sample inspection process, Mount Franklin Foods said.

Production of the 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels has been suspended until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the company are certain that the problem has been corrected.

The company is urging consumers who have purchased 5-ounce packages of 7-Select Yogurt Pretzels with those lot numbers to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

With more than 9,300 sites, Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc. is the largest c-store chain in the United States. It ranked No. 1 on CSP’s2020 Top 202 list of the industry’s largest chains.

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