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Recall watch: Cookies carry allergy risks

September 18, 2018

California-based Sarap Asian Fusion is recalling Asian Fusion Cookies — including some sold in Connecticut — due to undeclared allergens of wheat, milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were distributed through online mail orders to most states, including Connecticut. The cookies are sold in heat-sealed, polypropylene bags. The recalled treats were sold in the flavors Miso Milo, Matcha Chocolate, Black Sesame, and Ube Cookies and Cream. There have been no reports of illness or injury to date.

The recall was initiated after an inspection by the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug branch determined that the cookies had been distributed without proper allergen labeling.

Consumers are asked not to eat products purchased between Aug. 14 and Sept. 10, and to do discard them if they are allergic to wheat, milk and soy. Those who aren’t allergic to any of these ingredients may safely consume these products. For best quality, consume within two weeks of purchase.

For more information, email Support@SarapAsianFusion.com or call 909-238-5552.

Ovens might burn more than dinner

Prizer-Painter Stove Works is recalling 7,130 BlueStar and Big Chill gas ranges and wall ovens in the United States because using the convection oven fan during preheating or broiling can cause accumulated gas to ignite, posing a burn hazard to consumers when oven door is opened.

The company has received 51 reports of flames or flares due to delayed gas ignition, including seven reported minor burns. This recall involves seven different series of BlueStar and Big Chill free-standing ranges and one series of gas-powered wall ovens. A full list of recalled products is available at https://bit.ly/2NUkmf0.

The products were sold at specialty appliance stores and kitchen equipment dealers nationwide from May 2015 through October 2017 for between $3,300 and $18,100. Consumers should immediately turn off the convection fan and keep it turned off. Contact Prizer-Painter Stove Works to schedule a free repair.

Prizer-Painter Stove Works at 800-449-8691 or visit www.bluestarcooking.com or http://www.bigchill.com and click on “Voluntary Recall.”

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