Monday, April 18, 2016

2 Chocolate Recalls for Tax Day 2016

I hope you all have your taxes done if you live in the USA! We've had ours done for a while. Sorry to add to your stress today if you don't have your taxes finished or you are celebrating them being done but I have two chocolate products you need to know have been recalled by the FDA.

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Back to Nature Issues Allergy Alert for Limited Number of Classic Crème Cookies Due to Undeclared Milk

(These are products I've used myself in the past!)

Naples, FL – Back to Nature Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling two (2) lots of its Classic Crème cookies, 12 oz packages, because it may contain undeclared milk, not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The affected product was distributed to retail stores nationwide. Packages are marked with a unit UPC #19898-01103 and with best by dates of 10 SEP 16 and 16 SEP 16 labeled on top of the package. No other best by dates are affected.

Consumers who have purchased the Back to Nature Classic Crème cookies with the UPC and dates noted, and have an allergy to milk, should destroy the product they have or are urged to return to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund.

Consumers with questions may call Back to Nature’s Consumer Relations Center at 844-275-5845. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting the Contact Us page at http://www.backtonaturefoods.com for a replacement coupon.

No other Back to Nature brand products are included in this recall.

This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

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Sugarfina Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Milk Chocolate Malt Balls

Ingelwood, CA - Sugarfina LLC is voluntarily recalling 742 units of its Sugerfina Milk Chocolate Malt Balls (UPC Code 840278113565, SKU K1159) because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Malt Balls were distributed nationwide through internet and retail sales. The product was sold in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MO, MT, NJ, NY, OH, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA, and WI between 2/18/16 and 4/9/16.

The Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Malt Balls are packaged in 2" acrylic cubes. The product is pictured below.

The UPC Code 840278113565 and SKU K1159 appears on the back panel of the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some Sugarfina Peanut Butter Malt Balls had been mixed in with a batch of Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Malt Balls.

Consumers who have purchased Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Malt Balls are urged to discard the product or return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 855-784-2734 from 8AM to 5PM, PST, Monday-Friday.

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