Sunday, September 1, 2013

3 Recalls to Start September 2013

Sadly I have three recalls related to chocolate to share with you this first day of September, Sisters and Brothers.  I knew about one earlier this week but I wanted the official information and I try to keep a schedule here so you know when to check out our site for the information you want.
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Contact Consumer: 800-252-0634

Media: Dan Hare, 402-240-5274, Daniel.hare@conagrafoods.com
Patty Harvey, 800-281-7696

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 25, 2013 - Today, ConAgra Foods, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is recalling a limited number of Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages due to peanut butter cup cookie dough inadvertently mispacked into chocolate chip cookie dough packages.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.

This recall is limited to Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip cookie dough bearing the following UPC and Use by date. No other products are impacted.

Item: Kroger Break ‘N Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 16 oz. packages

Unit UPC: 11110 87530
Use by: 24NOV13C21

The recalled items were sold in Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Foods Co., Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s stores.

The product was shipped to Kroger distribution centers and stores in 26 states, including: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Not affected by this recall are Kroger’s Southwest Division stores in Texas and Louisiana; Kroger’s Delta Division stores in western Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, western Kentucky and southern Missouri; and King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the store where originally purchased for a full refund. Consumer with questions about this issue may call 800-252-0634, 24 hours per day/seven days per week.

ConAgra Foods is also issuing an alert through Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in an effort to inform any potentially impacted consumers. The label does indicate that the product may contain peanuts.
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Contact Consumer: 866-922-3683

Media: Sarah Andrus, 973-601-6349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 24, 2013 - MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ –DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES (DCD) is voluntarily recalling its Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection boxes marked Item #3265D, lot code #317DAIDS01 because some boxes may contain undeclared nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses or reactions have been reported to date.

Over the past two weeks, the company has made an effort to contact all recipients of the affected boxes. However, a number of those recipients could not be reached, and up to four mislabelled boxes remain outside company control.

The product, which is unique to DCD's home party business and not available in stores, was distributed through home party sales in the United States.Highlighted text The interior packaging is labelled properly indicating a product that includes nuts. The recall was initiated when the company received a call from independent Chocolatier (sales representative) indicating that a customer order for Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection contained Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Dusted Almonds.

The company requests that consumers who have a box of Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection Item #3265D, lot code #317DAIDS01 please contact (866) 922-3683 (M-F, 8:30 – 5:00 ET) to coordinate product return and replacement.
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Contact Consumer: 855-273-0466

Media: Jeff Vogel, 612-331-7000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 27, 2013 - American Importing Co, Inc. (d/b/a Amport Foods) of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling one lot of Amport Milk Chocolate Raisins because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall is based on a discovery that a container of Milk Chocolate Peanuts was erroneously labeled as Milk Chocolate Raisins.

This product was distributed to Albertsons, Farm Fresh/Supervalu, Hy-Vee and The Kroger Co. stores in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and West.

The affected product is as follows:
12oz Clear Tub (UPC: 0 71725 71190 8)
Lot Code: 078X344
Best Buy: 12-19-13

Lot number can be found printed on the bottom of the tub in black ink. A picture is enclosed to aid in product identification attached to this press release.

The label for this product also includes a statement "ALLERGY INFORMATION: THIS PRODUCT IS PRODUCED ON EQUIPMENT SHARED WITH PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS."

IMPORTANT: This recall relates only to a single lot of Amport Milk Chocolate Raisins. No other Amport products are affected.

Consumers who purchased affected product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855-273-0466. Please mention "Milk Chocolate Raisin Recall".

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