What a sad why to start my holiday.
Yup I have a few recalls with chocolate to share with you all from the FDA announcements I receive every week so that I and you can be aware of any health issues that could affect us or our loved ones. Starting today, I'm also going to share photos when I can to make the announcement easier for you to follow.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 28, 2013 - Heartland Gourmet, LLC of Lincoln, NE is voluntarily recalling the following items because they may contain undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix: Item # 2017 UPC Code 7376967020171 16 oz. Lot #0023065, best buy date of 12/2014 and distributed in March of 2013, and Lot # 0023007, best buy date of 10/2014 and distributed in February 2013.
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookie Mix: Item # 1530 -UPC Code 737697015306 16 oz. Lot #0012289 – Best buy Date of 10/2014 and distributed in October of 2012; Lot #0022317 with a best buy date of 10/2014 and distributed in November of 2012; and Lot #0012341 with a best buy date of 01/2014 and distributed in December of 2012. .
Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix: Item # 2024 UPC Code 737697020249 15.4 oz. Lot #0073007. Best buy date of 09/2014 and distributed in January of 2013.
The Gluten Free Mixes were distributed in Minnesota, Texas, Indiana, Connecticut, North Carolina, California and Colorado through retail and fundraising. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after routine sample testing conducted by Canada showed products with "Dairy Free" labels tested positive for milk. Follow up testing conducted by the firm confirmed these products tested positive for milk. . Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased these Gluten Free items are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-735-6828 between 9:00 am and 4:00 M-F.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 28, 2013 - Lifestyle Evolution Inc announces the voluntary recall of NuGO FREE, NuGO Dark and NuGO Slim Non Dairy bars Made BEFORE October 2012 because of the potential for undeclared milk. Individuals with allergies to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing milk protein. Lactose intolerance is not a milk allergy and should not be confused with a milk protein allergy. Lifestyle Evolution’s voluntary recall is being conducted in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The products were distributed nationwide.
ONLY PRODUCT WITH BEST BY DATE OF 2013 IS SUBJECT TO RECALL. (i.e. 25 Dec 13)
PRODUCTS WITH 2014 BEST BY DATES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO RECALL. (i.e. 23 Feb 14)
Product Name UPC (box of 12) UPC (indiv Bar) has BEST BY DATE of
NuGO FREE Dark Chocolate Trail Mix 691535 45302 691535 45301 2013
NuGO FREE Dark Chocolate Crunch 691535 45102 691535 45101 2013
NuGO FREE Carrot Cake 691535 45502 691535 45501 2013
NuGO Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip 691535 52102 691535 52101 2013
NuGO Dark Mocha 691535 52302 691535 52301 2013
NuGO Dark Mint Chocolate Chip 691535 52502 691535 52501 2013
NuGO Dark Peanut Butter Cup 691535 52702 691535 52701 2013
NuGO Dark Pretzel 691535 52902 691535 50901 2013
NuGO Slim Crunchy Peanut butter 691535 20702 691535 20701 2013
NuGO Slim Espresso 691535 20902 691535 20901 2013
The recall was initiated out of an abundance of caution after testing revealed the possible presence of trace levels of milk protein in products that did not declare milk on the label. Corrective actions have been taken to address the problem.
There has been one report of an allergic reaction. Distributors and customers that have purchased these products directly will be notified by Lifestyle Evolution, Inc. regarding product return procedures. Consumers with questions should contact customer service 1-866-266-7623 between 8 am to 6 pm, EST Monday thru Friday.
LEI is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers. Therefore, the company initiated this voluntary recall. We apologize to our distributors and our customers and sincerely regret any inconvenience caused by this event.