FDA Raises Concern Level On Bagel Recall

(NewsReady.com) – Feel Good Foods voluntarily recalled some of its bagels earlier this year. The company was concerned about a possible undeclared allergen in the products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now upgraded the classification level.

In April, Feel Good Foods announced it was voluntarily recalling its Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Mini Bagels and its Cream Cheese Stuffed Plain Mini Bagels. The company revealed the products could contain undeclared gluten as a result of unintentional cross-contamination. The products were packaged in cardboard cartons with the Feel Good Foods label on the front panel. The affected items are:

  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Plain Mini Bagels with the UPC 89903900283
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Mini Bagels with the UPC 89903900286

Both products had best-by dates ranging from May 29, 2024, to September 17, 2024

The FDA updated the classification for bagels from unclassified to Class II. The agency has three class levels for recalls. Class III is the least severe and is issued when the products or exposures to the products are unlikely to cause adverse health consequences. The FDA uses Class II when there is a risk of a product causing “temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences” and the possibility of serious health problems is unlikely. Finally, Class I recalls are the most dangerous and are used when a product can lead to death or serious, permanent health consequences.

According to the recall, the company issued it after one consumer reported suffering an allergic reaction to gluten that was in the bagels. Feel Good Foods Founder Vanessa Phillips issued a statement in April saying her company contacted the FDA as soon as it was “made aware of trace amounts of gluten cross-contamination” and that she “took swift action” to recall the products. She explained that she is “personally affected by celiac disease” and is committed to “ensuring the integrity and safety of” Feel Good Foods’ gluten-free products.

The company asked consumers to visit the retailer where they purchased the product to return the bagels and receive a refund.

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