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Health Highlights: June 16, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Combos Snack Products Recalled

Certain varieties and batches of Combos snacks have been recalled by Mars Chocolate North America because they may contain undeclared peanut residue.

Consuming peanut allergens can cause a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction in people with a peanut allergy, but the potential amount of peanut residue in the recalled products is low and not likely to pose a threat to most people with peanut allergies, according to Mars.

The recalled Combos products include: Cheddar Cheese Pretzel, Cheddar Cheese Cracker, Pizzeria Pretzel, Sweet and Salt Caramel Pretzel, Pepperoni Cracker, and Buffalo Pretzel.

Mars announced the recall after its supplier, Grain Craft, recalled certain batches of wheat flour that may contain small amounts of peanut reside. To date, Mars has not received any reports of illness caused by the recalled Combos products.

The recalled products have "best before" dates ranging from March 2017 to April 2017. Consumers with the recalled products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, call 1-800-556-7881, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

Posted: June 2016


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