KEY POINTS

  • Jolly Time Pop Corn is recalling its Healthy Pop Kettle Corn 100's (4 count)
  • They found that the product may contain undeclared milk
  • Those with milk allergy or sensitivity may experience a "serious" reaction if they eat it

Major popcorn brand Jolly Time has issued a voluntary recall of its products because they may contain an undeclared allergen. The recall affects popcorn products in 16 states.

Iowa-based Jolly Time Pop Corn is recalling select Healthy Pop Kettle Corn 100's (4 count) after a customer complained that cartons of the product actually contained another flavor, the recall alert posted on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website noted.

The said product may have undeclared milk, so those who are allergic or sensitive to milk may have a "serious or life-threatening" allergic reaction if they consume the product.

Milk is one of the most common food allergens, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) said, noting that people who are allergic to cow's milk are likely also allergic to the milk of other animals. Those who are sensitive or have an allergy to it may experience symptoms including vomiting, upset stomach hives or, rarely, anaphylaxis within a short period of time after consuming milk or a product that contains milk protein.

According to the organization, avoiding milk and products containing milk is "the only way" to manage the condition. This is why it's imperative for them or the parents of the children who have it to always read the ingredients label.

So far, the company has not received reports of an allergic reaction related to the recall, but consumers who are allergic or sensitive to milk are being urged to not eat the popcorn and instead to throw it away. The affected products have a Best By date of Jan. 25, 2022, and Item UPC of 2819000141.

They were distributed to various retailers in 16 states, such as Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Names of the specific retailers in each state can be found on the FDA website. For instance, the products were sold at Dillon Stores in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska then at Thiesen Supply Inc. in Iowa and Wisconsin.

"JOLLY TIME Pop Corn did not distribute these recalled products to any other states," the recall alert noted. "No other JOLLY TIME Pop Corn products, sizes or flavors are recalled."

Those who have questions about the recall or have an affected product may contact the company at 1-712-239-1232.

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