Caribbean Rum Balls of St. Thomas, VI, is issuing an alert about rum balls with packaging that do not declare specific allergens: wheat, coconut, milk, eggs and sodium bisulfite (a preservative).
The problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the production and packaging processes, the company said in a news release. It added that all the products are being relabeled with new ingredient listings, including sub-ingredients, and citing allergens.
No illnesses have been reported, but people who have allergies to any of these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The rum balls, distributed locally in retail stores and via mail order, come in 4, 8 and 12 ounce, white packages with the Caribbean Rum Balls name and logo..
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-340-775-6616.