Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easter Chocolate Recalls April 13, 2014

Well, drat!  I have two chocolate related recalls from the FDA to share with you all. One of these is about Easter candy so I'm going to start with that one while the other is about gelato -- not the one we recently featured.

Bissinger’s Announces a Voluntary Recall of Its DarkChocolate Bunny Ears Due to Undeclared Milk

Consumers Contact:
800-325-8881

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 10, 2014 - Karl Bissinger’s LLC today announced a recall of its Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears because one lot was mislabeled and contains undeclared milk.

People who have a severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening reaction if they consume this product.

This product is labeled as:

Bissinger’s Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears are packaged in a clear film with an ingredient card.
Lot Code: 4981 Best By FEB 2015 UPC: 846107009795

The product was distributed to retailers and wholesalers nationwide from January 28, 2014 through April 4, 2014. Those who have received this are asked to destroy product and report affected quantities to Bissinger’s for a full refund.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date for a milk allergen in association with this product.

The recall was initiated after a customer discovered milk chocolate products in the dark chocolate product packaging. The dark chocolate labels do not list milk as an ingredient.

Bissinger’s regrets any inconvenience this may cause and customers may call 800-325-8881, Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm CDT to discuss questions or concerns.

About Bissinger’s: Granted the title of “Confiseur Imperial” in honor of confectionery excellence in 17th Century France, Bissinger's has been crafting fine confections sourcing premium ingredients ever since. We are committed to crafting high-quality, healthful confections sourcing all-natural ingredients with social and environmental sustainability.
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Sinco Inc Issues Allergy alert on undeclared Peanut Protein in Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato

Consumers Contact:
617-395-6900

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 11, 2014 - SINCO INC is voluntarily recalling from sale Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato 30 FL OZ (UPC 085239-703618), imported from Italy and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide. This product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label. Printed on the edge lid is the following:

L13-102 BEST BY: 12OCT2014

There have been two reports of an allergic reaction associated with this item. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts should not consume this product. No other Archer Farms gelato items are included.

The recall was initiated after lab testing detected a possible presence of peanut protein in one production lot with a Best By date of October 12, 2014. Other production lots tested negative for traces of peanut proteins are also being voluntarily withdrawn as a precautionary measure.

Consumers who have purchased Archer Farms Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl Gelato imported from Italy may return the product to a Target store for a full refund. For further questions please call SINCO at 617-395-6900, Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm EST.


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