Six lots of frozen pecan pie products made by Sara Lee and sold under three brands have been recalled after a possible mistake at the pecan supplier level created a food allergy issue.
As the Sara Lee-written, FDA-posted recall notice explains, there was an “unintentional cross-contamination of raw pecans in shells with residual peanuts during agricultural transport and storage of pecans by a supplier.”
So, “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product” and there’s no warning since peanuts wouldn’t be listed among the allergens.
If you don’t have a peanut allergy — and nobody who might eat the pecan pie products has a peanut allergy — you’re good to go. Otherwise, this could be a problem.
Here’s what’s been recalled:
▪ Sara Lee 4-ounce Pecan Pie slices, lot Nos. C050641C, C050631C and C050701C.
▪ Chef Pierre 10-inch Pre-Baked Southern Pecan Pie, 36 ounces, lot Nos. C040631C and C050911C.
▪ Devonshire Bake Shop 10-inch Pre-Baked Southern Style Pecan Pie, 36 ounces, lot No. C040911C.
Customers can return the pies to the store of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions can email Sara Lee at SaraLeeFrozenBakery@casupport.com or call 800-323-7117, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Eastern time.