FDA warns – Zingerman’s Bakehouse recalls packages of Black Magic Brownie due to undeclared walnut

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Zingerman’s Bakehouse has recalled its individually-packaged and 4-pack packages of Zingerman’s Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie because there is reason to believe the product may contain walnuts, a major allergen not declared on the ingredient statement.

Individuals who live with an allergy or sensitivity to walnuts are strongly advised against consuming the product, as they could otherwise suffer a major, life-threatening allergic reaction.

Initiated by Zingerman’s Bakehouse on February 8, 2024, the recall covers products that were distributed and made available in retail stores across Southeast Michigan, as well as products that were sold online via www.zingermans.com.

As seen in the product photo included in the FDA announcement, an affected Zingerman’s Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie may be found in either of the following packaging styles:

  • Zingerman’s Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie, Individually Packaged, 4 oz.
    • The product is wrapped in clear film with a purple and yellow front label on the front, and with a white nutritional label on the other side.
    • UPC 844397000706
    • “Sell by” date and Lot#:
      • 2/11, Lot #355
      • 2/12, Lot #356
  • Zingerman’s Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie 4 Pack, 1 lb.
    • The product comes in a cellophane bag that is sealed by a purple ad yellow label on the front and comes with a white nutritional label on the back.
    • UPC 844397008795
    • “Sell by” date and Lot#:
      • 2/11, Lot #355
      • 2/12, Lot #356

Officials first took action after receiving a report from a customer who discovered an undeclared walnut in an individually-packaged Zingerman’s Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie. At the time of the February 8, 2024 FDA announcement, an investigation into the source of the problem was still underway.

While the company has not been alerted to any illnesses or adverse events connected with the mislabeling, anyone who may possess an affected product is asked to either discard the item or return it to the point of purchase. Total refunds may be obtained by contacting the company’s Service Department, which can be reached at 734-761-7255, Mondays through Sundays, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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