Monday, August 4, 2014

Two Carob Chocolate Related Recalls August 2014

More recall information to start your week off, Brothers and Sisters in Chocolate.

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GOMACRO RECALLS "Almond Butter + Carob" and “Sunflower Butter + Chocolate” MacroBars Because of Possible Health Risk

Carob Powder Supplier May Have Exposed Ingredient to Salmonella

Consumer Contact: Tony Saarem
(608) 627-2310
Email: tony@gomacro.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 25, 2014 - GoMacro, of Viola, Wis., is recalling MARCOBARS brand almond butter + carob lots 1634 and 1645 and sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

GoMacro was notified on July 23 by its supplier of carob powder, an ingredient in the company’s almond butter + carob bars, that one of their customers received a positive test for Salmonella. In the interest of abundant caution, GoMacro is voluntarily recalling lot 1646 of sunflower butter + chocolate because it was produced on the same line after lots 1634 and 1645. These MacroBars were distributed across the country and internationally via retail stores, mail order and direct delivery.

Affected MacroBars will be clearly marked as either almond butter + carob with lot numbers 1634 (expiration 10 Mar 15) or 1645 (expiration 18 Mar 15) or sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646 (expiration 18 Mar 15) and in a foil wrapper.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The carob powder supplier has ceased the production and distribution of this product. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

“Even though there is no indication of contamination in our product, GoMacro puts the consumer at the forefront of every decision we make. We offer this voluntary recall in the interest of protecting the health of the consumer,” GoMacro President Jola Sonkin said.

If you have any questions our Operations Manager, Tony Saarem, is available by phone, Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM (CST) at (608)-627-2310 or email at tony@gomacro.com.

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CaCoCo, Inc. Recalls Raw Drinking Chocolate Containing Voluntarily Recalled Organic Carob Powder From Their Supplier for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Consumer Contact: (530) 362-8632
recall@cacoco.co

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 25, 2014 - CaCoCo, Inc. has been notified by its supplier of a recall of Organic Carob Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

CaCoCo, Inc. has taken immediate action to recall its products, CaCoCo “Original” and “Global Warrior” containing said Organic Carob Powder in order to ensure the safety of its consumers. CaCoCo, Inc. is working closely with the FDA on this matter. CaCoCo, Inc. is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.

Products were sold to California distributors, retail outlets, and farmers markets in 8.14 oz. and 2 lbs. bags. The products in this recall include:

Product Name: Original and Global Warrior

Lot # UPC Code Exp. Date
OG99 091131352113 10/19/2014
OG100 091131352113 11/28/2014
OG101 091131352113 06/18/2015
GW99 091131352076 10/19/2014
GW100 091131352076 11/28/2014
GW101 091131352076 06/18/2015

No other CaCoCo, Inc. products are affected by this recall and no illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is initiated as a precautionary measure due to a possibility of contamination as notified by our suppliers.
Consumers that have purchased these products with the above stated lot numbers or expiration dates are asked not to consume the product and discard it according to your state/local regulation guidelines or return the product to the original point of purchase for exchange.

Consumers with questions may contact CaCoCo, Inc. at (530) 362-8632, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST. Email correspondence can be sent to recall@cacoco.co.
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