Sunday, March 30, 2014

2 Final Food Recalls for March 2014

Well, darn!  Here your Chocolate Priestess was hoping that there would be no more chocolate related recalls for this month but we have two to share with you all.  Remember to check the links in the titles for each, read the information carefully, and don't panic, just do as recommended if you live in the USA.  For our readers who do not live in the USA, contact your own food and health authorities and see if these products are in your area, too.

BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND”

Consumers Contact: 718-522-0689

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 27, 2014 - BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling “all lots” of CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLATE Alprose Napolitains because it 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.

The three chocolate products were distributed nationwide to retail stores from January 2013 through March 2014.

The chocolate product is packed in the following three ways:

CHOCOLAT ALPROSE 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, within stand-up maroon colored gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). The UPC is 689423025038.

Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate within a gold colored pillow gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). The UPC is 689423027308.

CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND, bulk product within clear plastic bags of 230 pieces. NET WT. 1 Kg (35 oz). The UPC is 712963000354.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovered that this dark chocolate product contained milk, was distributed in packaging that did not list the presence of milk.

This does not affect the product's "KOSHER PAREVE" status.

Sale and distribution of these products have been halted, until FDA and our company is certain that the packaging of this product is corrected to list the right allergy information.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 522-0689, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm EST.
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Macadamia Nut Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall of 15-Count Boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars Due to Package Mislabeling

Consumers Contact: 1-888-851-8456

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 27, 2014 - Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 15-count boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars that were shipped to limited stores nationwide. These 15-count boxes include Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars made with macadamia nut butter, but the wrappers do not include macadamia nuts in the ingredient list or allergen statement. The wrappers do contain advisory allergen labeling, which states that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts. Clif Bar & Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to macadamia nuts. People with an allergy to macadamia nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.

The voluntary recall applies to Chocolate Chunk LUNA Bar 15-count boxes or individual bars meeting the following criteria:

Bar UPC: 7-22252-10068-9

15-Count Box UPC: 7-22252-20068-6

'Best By' Dates:
11NOV14
14OCT14

No other LUNA Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or 'Best By' date codes are affected.

The company is strongly advising consumers who have macadamia nut allergies not to consume these mislabeled bars. No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

For more information or to request replacement coupons, please visit www.lunabar.com/lunachocchunk or contact 1-888-851-8456, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.

Clif Bar & Company cares deeply about the health and safety of consumers. We apologize for this inadvertent labeling error.

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