Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chocolate Related Recalls November 18, 2012

New recalls from the FDA related to Chocolate, Sisters and Brothers.

Publix Issues Voluntary Recall Multiple Cake Products


Maria Brous

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 15, 2012 - Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for forty-five (45) various cake products due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the contamination from our supplier, Maplehurst. This recall is for the following bakery products sold from the retail service bakery:

Scale Label Description Scale ID Number*
7" CHOC CKIES N CRM CAKE 002-13584-00000 *The last five digits of the scale ID number contain the unit price. For example $4.99 would have the last five digits ending 00499.
7" CHOC CKIES N CM LAY CK 002-16466-00000
7" W/T ICED CHOC LYR CAKE 002-16467-00000
7" DEC. BUTTERCREAM W/FIL 002-19722-00000
7" DEC WHIP TOPPING W/FIL 002-19734-00000
7" DEC FUDGE ICED W/FILL 002-19748-00000
7" DEC CRM CHSE ICED W/F 002-19759-00000
CRM CHSE 7" VAN DEC 002-92096-00000
CRM CHSE 7" CHOC DEC 002-92097-00000
CRM CHSE 1/2 & 1/2 7" DEC 002-92099-00000

DULCE DE LECHE BON BON CA 002-94003-00000
CHOC GANACHE SUPREME 002-94085-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" CHOC DEC 002-94333-00000
LATTE BLAST 002-94162-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" CHOC DEC 002-94396-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" 1/2-1/2 002-94420-00000

FUDGE ICED 7" CHOC DEC 002-94432-00000
ICE CREAM 7" CHOC DEC 002-94468-00000
ICE CREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 DEC2 002-94490-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 002-94502-00000
LYR W/T BLACKOUT CAKE 002-95322-00000
LYR 7" CHOCOLATE SHADOW 002-95323-00000
LYR 7" CHECKERBOARD WHOLE 002-95325-00000
LYR 7" W/T BLACK FOREST 002-95334-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" LAYER CAKE 002-95353-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ PISTACHIO 002-95657-00000
LYR 7" RIPPLE CAKE 002-95658-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/MOCHA 002-95697-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ FUDGE 002-95663-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ BC 002-95664-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHERRY BC 002-95767-00000
CHEESECK TORTE 6" WHOLE 002-95770-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHOC BC 002-95954-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ MINT BC 002-95955-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" CAKE 002-95958-00000
BLACK FOREST 7" CAKE 002-95970-00000
BLACK FOREST 7" CAKE 002-95970-00000
CARAMEL PECAN CRUNCH 002-94301-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FDG FIX 002-94599-00000
Product was distributed to Publix stores between November 11, 2012 through November 15, 2012 to select Florida counties, including: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.

Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

“While the product is no longer available on store shelves, we have issued a voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety and to advise our customers who may still have this product at home,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the 7” chocolate layer cake used to make these desserts. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at Customers can also contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 153,000 employees, with 2011 sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,066 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website,


Focus Products Group International, LLC Announces a Nationwide Recall of Cocoa Latte™ Hot Drink Makers Due to Possible Lead Risk


Mark Polzin
314.982.1758 (office)
314.971.0503 (cell)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 17, 2012 - Focus Products Group International, LLC announces the following voluntary recall.  Consumers should immediately stop using the Cocoa Latte™ Hot Drink Maker and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return the product and receive a replacement. The machines were sold under the following makes and model numbers:

West Bend
Back to Basics
Focus Products of Lincolnshire, IL, is voluntarily recalling Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers because a small bushing inside the container has the potential to leach lead. To date, Focus Products has received no notice of any consumer complaints. However, the company’s independent testing revealed the potential problem, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product.

The only affected products are the Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers, makes and model numbers listed above.  The Cocoa Grande™ Hot Drink Maker is NOT affected by this recall.  The Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers shipped nationwide starting in 2004 through October 12, 2012. The affected products come in a variety of colors with transparent pitchers, and were sold primarily in the United States through various retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, through various e-retailers such as and through Focus Products’ online store.

Consumers in possession of a Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker should contact Focus Products’ Call Center at 1-888-943-5202. Further information will be available on Focus Products’ websites,   and  .


elizabeth said...

Yikes! I do most of my grocery shopping at Publix. Good thing I didn't buy any cake.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

The Publix recall is pretty wide spread.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Elizabeth. Feedback makes us more eager to keep exploring and sharing the world of chocolate with you all.

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