Van's Gluten-Free Waffles Recalled For Possible Wheat Contamination

Those of you with a gluten allergy or intolerance should know that Van's International Foods has issued an urgent recall of their Gluten-Free Original Waffles. The nature of the voluntary recall is possible wheat contamination; a pretty big deal for a gluten-free food product. It should be noted that, as of the time of this writing, there have been no illnesses or allergic reactions associated with the recalled product.

This recall is specific only to Van's Gluten-Free Original Waffles with Lot Code #UW40193L and an expiration date of 1/19/2024. This information can be found on the side of the waffle package. Except for products with this Lot Code, no other Van's Gluten-Free Original Waffles have been contaminated. The recall is a result of gluten-free packaging accidentally appearing on a palette reserved for products containing wheat. In a statement, the company asserts that the issue was resolved immediately.

What to do if you have a contaminated package

If you've recently purchased a box of Van's Gluten-Free Original Waffles and are concerned that they might be contaminated, look at the side of the package to find out if your box has the given Lot Code and expiration date. If it does, Van's advises you to either dispose of the product immediately or return it to where it was purchased for a refund. Anyone with further questions can either call the company's Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-323-7117 or visit their website.

We've talked about gluten before — what it is and whether or not it's bad for you. Those with a full-blown gluten allergy risk triggering a life-threatening reaction by consuming the contaminated Van's Gluten-Free Original Waffles, so please use an abundance of caution. Some of you who have been suffering from gluten sensitivity might be considering going gluten-free — if so, we have a primer for starting that journey.