Rich Products of Buffalo, NY, is recalling sheet sponge cake distributed primarily to in-store bakeries because small plastic fragments were shredding from the packaging.
The size of the plastic bits ranged from 1/4 to 3/4 inches. The company, also known as Rich’s, says it has not received any reports of injuries.
In the recall news release, the company said the vanilla-flavored sponge cake is produced in Ocoyoacac, Mexico. The packaging problem, it added, was caused by a change in the resin used by the supplier.
Rich’s said it is now working with the supplier to ensure that all defective packaging is removed from distribution and that monitoring systems are in place to eliminate the potential for the problem to reoccur.
The recall is for quarter sheet Vanilla Flavored Pre-Soaked Sponge Cake produced after July 10, 2011 with the product code 00405 and the UPC code 00049800004054.
The recalled sponge cake was not packaged for retail distribution and was sold by the case primarily to in-store bakeries, as well as to some foodservice customers.
For more information contact the Rich’s Product Helpline at 1-800-356-7094 (United States) or 1-800-263-8174 (Canada) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Voice mail is available after hours.© Food Safety News