Well, we aren't even a full week into 2013 and we have recalls to share with you all about chocolate related products in the USA. Luckily it is only one product from one company this time and not dozens as dozens as we were plagued with last quarter.
Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Food Club Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix
Consumer Contact Number:
618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 3035
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 3, 2013 - Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois is voluntarily recalling one lot of Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix because it contains cartons containing undeclared walnuts. (Wrong packaging/cartons were used that do not declare walnuts). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The only brand involved is Food Club Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix packaged in cases of 12/21.5oz. Cartons have a Best By date of NOV 28 13 D02 (UPC# 36800-13486). This Best By date code is located on the corrugated case AND on the top flap of the carton. Consumers should return the product to the store or discard it.
The product was distributed to Abingdon, VA. Warehouse on December 5, 2012.
Gilster-Mary Lee became aware of the mis-packaging during an internal review. Investigation indicated that during this production run walnut brownie cartons were inadvertently exchanged with plain Chocolate Chunk Brownie cartons. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
For questions, consumers can call Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. at 618-826-2361 ext. 3283 or 3035, 8:00am to 4:30pm CST.