If you are allergic to peanuts and use this paprika, STOP

Posted at 7:23 PM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 19:23:04-05

CARLISLE, Pa. – Martin’s has removed Szeged Hungarian Paprika because it may contain peanut, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.

The decision was made following a recall by Spice-Co and Giant.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Szeged Hungarian Paprika, 5 oz., UPC 7800600010, Lot Number  091617PAHU05PS

There have been no reports of illnesses to date.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic.

Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.

Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant or Martin’s for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Spice-Co at 732-499-9070. In addition customers may call Giant or Martin’s  Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S website.