NILES, Ohio (WYTV) – A recall has been issued on all New Year’s Pretzels, prepared and sold individually from the bakery inside the Niles Giant Eagle, located at 48 Vienna Ave.
Pretzels sold since December 26 have been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared walnut allergen, according to Giant Eagle. The company says that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have walnut allergies.
Approximately 23,000 potentially affected New Year’s Pretzels were purchased from Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, with the Niles Giant Eagle also selling the product. Giant Eagle became aware of the issue when a Pennsylvania customer who purchased the product reported a related walnut allergy issue.
The product label for the New Year’s Pretzels, which contain walnuts, omitted walnuts as an allergen.
Customers with a walnut allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Giant Eagle or Market District store for a refund. Customers with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Giant Eagle says it has also alerted Giant Eagle Advantage Card users who purchased the pretzels and whose phone numbers are in the company’s database.