Monday, August 31, 2015

2 Chocolate Related Recalls for August 31, 2015

Sadly, I have to share some more chocolate related recalls before September. Remember, we get these from the FDA in the USA so if you are from a different countries, check your own recalls so you can protect your families.

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Jo’s Candies Issues Voluntary Alert on Undeclared Milk in Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt

Consumer Contact: 310-257-0260

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 25, 2015 — Jo’s Candies of Torrance, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt (SKU 55024), because it may contain milk, which was not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Two reactions have been reported to date.

The Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt is packaged in an 8 oz. clear tub. The potentially affected product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. The voluntary recall was initiated by Jo’s Candies after Trader Joe’s was contacted by a customer.

Customers who have purchased the Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Jo’s Candies at (310) 257-0260 8:00 AM- 5:00PM PST, Monday-Friday.

All lots of Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt are being recalled, see the lot codes listed below. Refer to the picture and location of the lot code on the container. The lot code may be found on the clear side panel to the right or left of the label containing the product name:

UPC                 Product Description “BEST BY”

00550246 Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt - 8 oz. clear tub

Best By Date:

16 Mar 2016, 17 Mar 2016, 18 Mar 2016, 19 Mar 2016, 20 Mar 2016, 21 Mar 2016, 22 Mar 2016, 30 Mar 2016, 03 Apr 2016, 04 Apr 2016, 05 Apr 2016, 08 Apr 2016, 09 Apr 2016, 10 Apr 2016, 11 Apr 2016, 12 Apr 2016, 15 Apr 2016, 16 Apr 2016, 17 Apr 2016, 18 Apr 2016, 19 Apr 2016, 22 Apr 2016, 23 Apr 2016, 26 Apr 2016, 29 Apr 2016, 30 Apr 2016, 01 May 2016, 02 May 2016, 03 May 2016, 09 May 2016, 11 May 2016, 13 May 2016, 14 May 2016
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Sam Mills USA LLC Recalls Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Due To Undeclared Dairy

Consumer Contact: 561-572-0510

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 25, 2015 — Sam Mills USA LLC is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,083 cases of - 4.4 ounce boxes of Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars because of a risk of cross contamination with Dairy. The recall is being initiated because the Sam Mills Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bar packaging states that this is a Dairy free product and in fact it should be labeled that in "May contain Traces of Dairy".

All lots codes of Sam Mills Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars received in the US from December 18, 2014 to July 23, 2015 should be pulled from all retail store shelves immediately.

Lot Code Exp Date
10202014 10202015
11202014 11202015
12082014 12082015
12082014 12082015
02172015 02172016
02122015 02122016
02252015 02252016
02132015 02132016
02122015 02122016
04212015 04212016
04212015 04212016
06162015 06162016

It was determined that there is risk of cross contamination with a dairy product. This recall does not affect any other Sam Mills Gluten Free products.

Consumers who have purchased the product and are allergic to dairy should not eat this product. Consumers should return the product to the store where the product was purchased for a full refund. Consumers and Media can also call Sam Mills USA LLC 561-572-0510 for more information, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. If your call is received by our after hour's voice mail please leave your name, and phone number and we will return your call will (be) returned every three hours between 9 a.m. and 12 a.m. EST of the next business day [sic].

2 comments:

elizabeth said...

I'm always sad when Trader Joe's messes up like this. All of their chocolate covered things are so delicious!

TammyJo Eckhart said...

I know, right? Messy up a label especially on a product you've been selling for a while seems almost lazy.

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