Sunday, July 24, 2016

Devastating Theo Chocolate Recall

I'm am devastated! I love Theo Chocolate and with the exception of one bar we've tried over our seven years of The Chocolate Cult, everyone testing products for us has loved them. But every brand seems to get hit by food recalls today and this is no exception. This bar, which we have not tested, looks good otherwise.

Don't worry though because this is only important if you have a serious dairy allergy and this is a labeling issue not anything to do with the various food illness and contaminations we've been forced to share with you all for months and months.

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Theo Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate

Theo Chocolate of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling 3 ounce Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate was distributed to retail stores in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IA, ID, FL, MI, MT, ND, NH, OR, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA, and WI.

The Theo Chocolate Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars have the affected lot 3037431 and the expiration date 05/2017 and they are found on the back side of the bar.

Theo Chocolate Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate bars are wrapped in a white paper envelope, weighs 3 oz., UPC is 8 74492 00170 4, and stored at room temperature. (See front label below.)

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The voluntary recall was initiated after the firm received a consumer complaint and discovered that the actual product inside the wrapper was milk salted almond bar and it contains milk. This product was mis-labeled as Salted Almond 70% Dark Chocolate and did not reveal the presence of milk.

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

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are urged not to consume this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Theo Chocolate at 1-206-632-5100 x1001 from 8:30am until 5:30pm PST, Monday-Friday.

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