Sunday, November 15, 2015

5 Chocolate Related Recalls for November 15, 2015

You may have thought you were safe eating all of the chocolate and chocolatey because we haven't had one of these recall posts since September 27, 2015!

Ethereal Confections Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Amounts Of Milk In Chocolates

Ethereal Confections of Woodstock, IL is recalling all Inclusion Bars & Mendiants with expiration dates of 10/22/2015 through 04/15/2016 and all Meltaway Bars & Meltaways with expiration dates of 10/22/2015 through 01/15/2016, because they may contain undeclared amounts of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed by Ethereal Confections to retail stores throughout the United States, sold at Ethereal Confections in Woodstock, IL, and sold online at www.etherealconfections.com. Product was distributed from 4/22/2015 through 10/15/2015.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated due to FDA testing that found the presence of milk. The product, labeled as "dairy free", contains levels of milk protein that can elicit lifethreatening reactions in milk-allergic individuals.

Consumers and wholesale customers who have purchased product from Ethereal Confections meeting the above criteria are urged to contact Ethereal Confections at 8156870320 or email orders@etherealconfections.com.

Please contact Ethereal Confections 7 days a week between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Central Time Zone.

Here are the chocolate related products that are part of this recall. To learn more, read the FDA site article. I am NOT including photos of every bar, you can also find those on the FDA site.

Inclusion Bar - Macadamia Nuts + Raspberries + Kaffir Lime; SKU: CB1021: UPC: 857234003006; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Pistachios + Cranberries + Sea Salt; SKU: CB1022; UPC: 857234003013; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Candied Ginger + Candied Orange Peel + Coriander; SKU: CB1023; UPC: 857234003020; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Strawberries + Rose Petals + Pink Peppercorns; SKU: CB1024; UPC: 857234003051; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Blueberries+ Cherries + Blackberries; SKU: CB1025; UPC:857234003037; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Strawberries + Mangoes + Chiles; SKU: CB1027; UPC: 857234003310; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Espresso + Cherries + Hazelnuts; SKU: CB1028; UPC: 857234003327; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Scorpion Pepper + Bourbon + Smoked Sea Salt + Caramel Pecans; SKU: CB1029; UPC: 857234003358; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Cherries + Cocoa Nibs + Cayenne ; SKU: CB1026; UPC: 857234003068; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Inclusion Bar - Cocao Nibs + Caramel Almonds + Sea Salt; SKU: CB1030; UPC: 857234003334; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-4/15/2016

Meltaways - ­ 3 Piece Peppermint Meltaways; SKU: ML1031; UPC: 857234003112; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-1/15/2016

Meltaways - 3 Piece Vanilla Sea Salt Meltaways; SKU: ML1032; UPC: 857234003136; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-1/15/2016

Meltaways - 3 Piece Blood Orange Meltaways; SKU: ML1033; UPC: 857234003105; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-1/15/2016

Meltaways - Piece Tahitian Vanilla Lemon Meltaways; SKU: ML1034; UPC: 857234003082; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-1/15/2016

Meltaways - Piece Meltaways Assorted; SKU: ML1035; UPC: 857234003129; Expiration Dates: 10/21/2015-1/15/2016

I know this is a long post already but you MUST keep reading, this is only the first recall today.

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David Trail Mix Sweet & Salty Voluntarily Recalled Due To Undeclared Dairy Allergen

DAVID® Trail Mix Sweet & Salty flavor is being voluntarily recalled by ConAgra Foods of Omaha, Nebraska, due to the presence of an ingredient in the trail mix that contains milk protein, which is not declared on the packaging.

The finished product is made for ConAgra Foods by a third party supplier who is conducting a separate recall for similar, impacted products.

This food is a concern for people who are allergic to milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. ConAgra Foods was made aware of this issue through a consumer contact. ConAgra Foods is aware of one consumer allergic reaction associated with consumption of this product.

ConAgra Foods is advising consumers who have purchased this item to discard it or return it to the store where originally purchased. For further information consult the FDA site about this recall.

This recall includes the following DAVID Trail Mix Sweet & Salty products sold as part of multi variety packages that also contain DAVID Trail Mix Classic. DAVID Trail Mix Classic is not impacted by this recall.

The DAVID Trail Mix Sweet & Salty UPC is: 26200 23885, 5oz. bags/149g.

The product was shipped to retail food stores and distributors in the U.S. and Mexico. ConAgra Foods is working with retail customers and distributors to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves.

This recall is limited to DAVID Trail Mix Sweet & Salty flavor only and does not impact other flavors of DAVID Trail Mix or any DAVID Seeds products.

Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Affairs hotline at: (800) 881-3989, open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

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Kanan Enterprises Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Certain Products Containing Candy Buttons

I couldn't find any images of these particular products that I am completely certain are the recalled items.

Solon, OH - Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of multiple products that contain candy buttons due to the presence of an ingredient that contains milk protein, which is not declared on the packaging. This candy button came from an outside ingredient supplier. 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. Kanan Enterprises was made aware of this issue through notification by a customer that we co-pack for. Kanan Enterprises is aware of one consumer allergic reaction associated with consumption of this product..

A list of affected products and code dates is listed below:

Better Valu Mountain Mix; 10 oz.  Stand Up Pouch; All date codes; UPC: 0 79801 24706 8

Favorites Mountain Mix; 7 oz. Stand Up Pouch; Date codes earlier than Best Before 06 Aug 2016; UPC: 0 38445 12280 3

Clear Value Mountain Mix; 10 oz. Stand Up Pouch; Date codes earlier than Best By 06 May 16: UPC: 0 36800 36285 7

King's Mountain Trail Mix; 25 lbs. Bulk Case; All date codes; Item # 00440

King's Mountain Mix; 2 oz. Pillow Bag; All date codes; UPC: 0 38445 00224 2

King's Mountain Mix; 28 oz. Stand Up Pouch; All date codes; UPC: 0 38445 43431 9

King's Sweet & Salty Mix; 25 lbs. Case; All date codes; Item #00389

King's Sweet & Salty Mix; 16 oz. Plastic Jar; All date codes; UPC: 0 38445 13192 8

King's Sweet & Salty Mix; 6.5 oz. Pillow Bag; Date codes earlier than Best By May 21 16; UPC: 0 38445 54309 7

King's Sweet & Salty Mix; 5 oz. Pillow Bag; Date codes earlier than Best By May 21 16; UPC: 0 38445 54309 7

King's Penguin Tin Mountain Trail Mix ; 17 oz. Tin; All date codes; UPC: Item # 7463017

Speedy Choice Trail Mix Salty & Sweet; 8 oz. Stand Up Pouch; All date codes; UPC: 0 52894 12056 2

Speedy Choice Trail Mix Salty & Sweet; 2.75 oz. Tube Bag; Date codes earlier than Best By 19 Aug 2016; UPC: 0 52894 12062 3

Valu Time Mountain Mix; 10 oz. Stand Up Pouch; All date codes; UPC: 0 11225 09157

King’s Cashews & Sweeties; 14 oz. Stand Up Pouch; All date codes; UPC: 0 38445 49999 8

Consumers with this reported product should not consume this product. They should destroy it or return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call 1-800-860-5464, 8:15 am - 5:00pm EST, Monday - Friday

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Kar's Nuts Recalling Certain Packages of Sweet 'N Salty Mix

Kar’s Nuts, Inc. announces it has recalled a limited number of packages of their Sweet n Salty Mix products with best by dates between August 25, 2016 and September 2, 2016.
The recall is being initiated due to consumer reports of hard, clear foreign material (approximately one half the size of a sunflower kernel) being found in several packages. There are no reports of injury.

All recalled product is being removed from store shelves.

Consumers who have purchased the product with the best by dates in question can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may contact the company at 800-527-6887.

The list of specific items and their UPC codes will appear on the company’s website at karsnuts.com and also on the FDA website. I do not have this information for nor does the FDA so click on the brand website please.

We value and appreciate the many consumers who purchase our products on a daily basis and consider us a favorite. We are committed to maintaining your trust and doing whatever it takes to ensure that our snacks are safe and enjoyable.

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Tate's Bake Shop Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnut Allergen in Tate's 7oz Chocolate Chip Cookies And Tate's 7oz Ginger Zinger Cookies.

Oh, this one makes me extra sad because we've tested and written about Tate's Bake Shop products in the past right here on The Chocolate Cult.

Tate's Bake Shop of Southampton, NY is recalling Tate's 7 oz Chocolate Chip Cookies with Best By date of Mar 20, 2016 and Tate's 7 oz Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies with Best By date of Jan 04, 2016 because they may contain undeclared walnut allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Tate's 7 oz Chocolate Chip cookies and Tate's 7 oz Gluten Free Ginger Zinger cookies are distributed nationwide through retail stores.

The product can be identified by a Best by date of March 20, 2016 for the Chocolate Chip cookies and Jan 04, 2016 for the Ginger Zinger cookies, ink jetted on the bottom of the outer package.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a product containing walnuts was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of walnuts.

Consumers who have purchased Tate's 7 oz Chocolate chip cookies with a best by date of Mar 20, 2016 or Tate's 7 oz Gluten Free Ginger Zinger with a best by date of Jan 04 2016 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-631-780-6511 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

And that's it!

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