Sunday, March 1, 2015

Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Recall

I've never had chocolate hazelnut butter... unless the "butter" is more like a "spread" similar to Nutella or the Askinosie hazelnut spread we've loved, but if you have such products regularly, check out this recall.

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Hummingbird Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Consumer Contact: 541-686-0921 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 20, 2015 — Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene Oregon is recalling 110 jars of Hummingbird Brand Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter that may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled product sold to retail outlets in California, Oregon, and Washington and directly to consumers in Oregon in 1 pound (454 gram) glass jars that show lot number of 15023 on a white sticker on the jar between the dates of 1/27/15 and 2/19/15.

HW Item # Lot # UPC Code
N270         15023 6-96859-11035-1

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a supplier had changed the ingredients without notice to include milk in the 65% dark chocolate used to make the Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. The label does not show milk as an ingredient. Only lot # 15023 was made with the affected chocolate.

Consumers who purchased this product are welcome to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or to contact Hummingbird at 541-686-0921 ext. 105 from 8am to 4pm PST Monday through Friday.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Hummingbird Wholesale has taken immediate action to recall the affected Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter in order to ensure the safety of its consumers.

Hummingbird Wholesale is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic and raw products, and the safety of our customers is our number one priority.

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