Siren recalls birthday cake bites for undeclared allergens
Speak CDC, about one in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Nut allergies (not to be confused with peanuts, which are legumes), are among the most common. According to American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, types of nuts include hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. People with tree nut allergies are at risk of a severe reaction, including life-threatening anaphylaxis, when exposed to products containing these nuts. Signs of anaphylaxis include throat swelling, wheezing, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, confusion, drop in blood pressure, and fainting (via Health Line). If you or someone you are with shows signs of anaphylaxis, seek emergency medical attention immediately.
While some people may be allergic to only one type of nut and not all, Allergy experts say that to minimize a reaction, it may be a good idea to avoid products containing nuts in case of cross-contamination. For this reason, people with any type of nut allergy (not just cashews or almonds) may still want to avoid eating the Siren Birthday Cake Protein Bites to be on the safe side.