Osem recalls some packages of Bamba, warning of ‘foreign body’

Food manufacturer says 4-packs of 60-gram bags of the popular peanut-flavored snack may have suspect substance in packaging

A factory producing Bamba in Sderot on May 8, 2014. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)
A factory producing Bamba in Sderot on May 8, 2014. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

The Osem food manufacturer on Thursday announced the recall of some packages of the popular Bamba peanut-flavored snack, warning they may contain a “foreign body.”

A statement from Osem that it released through the Health Ministry said the suspect substance is part of the packaging and was the result of a “localized malfunction.”

The recall applies to four-packs of 60-gram bags of Bamba, which have the barcode number 7290001302279 and have an expiration date of March 5, 2023.

Osem said it was working to pull the recalled packs from store shelves.

“Quality and safety are at the top of Osem’s priorities. We apologize for the mishap and will continue to work to ensure the quality of its products,” the statement said.

Bamba is one of Israel’s most popular snack foods and is well known for its logo, a diaper-clad cartoon figure. A 2015 study linked its consumption among young children in Israel to lower rates of peanut allergies.

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