Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chocolate Related Recalls for February 22, 2015

Yup, sadly, there are three more chocolate related food recalls from the FDA to let you all know about. Two of these are from Whole Foods which I know is coming to my current city next year. If you do not live in the USA, please do stay in contact with your own food safety departments to protect yourself and your family.

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Whole Foods Market’s Glastonbury Store Recalls Divine Treasures 100,000 Smooches Vegan Chocolate Due to Undeclared Allergen

Consumer Contact: 617-492-5500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 13, 2015 — CAMBRIDGE, MA — Whole Foods Market is recalling “Divine Treasures 100000 Smooches” sold at the Glastonbury, Connecticut location due to an undeclared peanut allergen. The product was sold in the Glastonbury store through February 11, 2015 and includes any Divine Treasures 1000000 Smooches with “Sell By” dates through May 6, 2015.

The vegan chocolate candy labeled as “Divine Treasures 100000 Smooches” contained peanuts, a known allergen, which is not declared due to incomplete wording on the label. 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.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

One allergic reaction has been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market Glastonbury may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

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Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region Recalls Chocolate Cake For Two Due To Undeclared Egg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2015 – Austin, Texas – Whole Foods Market is recalling chocolate cake for two produced and sold in retail stores in the Southwest Region, which includes TX, OK, LA, AR, due to undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-­‐‑threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was sold as whole cakes packaged in clear plastic containers, UPC code 24635700000 with best by dates of 2/3/15 to 2/18/15.

The chocolate cake for two contains egg as an ingredient, which was not declared on the label.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall, and all affected product has been removed from shelves.

The error was discovered during routine product review. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased this product from any Whole Foods Market Southwest stores in TX, OK, LA, and AR may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store between the hours of 9am and 5pm CST any day of the week.

Customers may find their nearest Whole Foods Market at www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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Chocolate by Design Assorted Character Icing Pops
Chocolate By Design Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Milk Chocolate Assorted Character Icing Pops, Christmas Icing Pops and Triple Heart Icing Pops


Consumer Contact: 1-631-737-0082

Chocolate by Design Christmas Icing Pops
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 18, 2015 — Chocolate By Design Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, is recalling its Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” because they contain undeclared eggs. The Icing Pops may also contain trace amounts of FD&C colors Yellow 5 or 6, Red 3 or 40, and/or Blue 1. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Chocolate by Design Triple Heart Icing Pops
The Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” were sold to several customers in New York, New Jersey and Virginia from September 2014 through February 1, 2015 for retail sales.

The milk chocolate Icing Pops are made to order and sold in unmarked bulk boxes containing 24 assorted Icing Pops per box. Each Icing Pop is individually wrapped for retail sale in 2 oz. clear cellophane with a curl ribbon closure. The Icing Pops are not coded.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered during the current FDA inspection that the Milk Chocolate Icing Pops were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg and the certified food colors. Production of the “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” has been suspended until the labeling has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased any of the 2 oz. “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-631-737-0082, Mon - Friday 9 am - 4 pm EST.

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