The Chocolate Cult: One Organic Chocolate Recall for April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

One Organic Chocolate Recall for April 6, 2014

Recalls based on the fact that a label wasn't done correctly always annoy me. Yes there may still be a threat for someone who isn't careful or logical when they select food but most often I've found these recalls have to do with an ingredient not on the label that it only makes sense for there to be some of in the product in question.  In this case a chocolate drink mix that left out the "milk" on the ingredients -- it's a chocolate drink mix, what would you think it would have it?

Well, in this case the packaging claims it is non-dairy so not only is the fact they left out milk a problem for folks with allergies there is no reason why the average person would assume it had dairy in it given the label you'll see below. Makes me wonder what else is wrong on the packaging. What do you think, Sisters and Brothers?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 3, 2014 - Tracy, CA. KORU Pacific Packaging, today issued a voluntary recall of AH!LASKA®, because one lot (LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015) of the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients. People 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 powdered mix is packaged in a canister containing 12 oz.,with the product name AH!LASKA Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate,12 oz, UPC# 7-60519-10028-7. One LOT# is affected: LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015, which appears on the shipping case sticker and on the metal canister bottom. ONLY this Best By date is being recalled.

The product was distributed to retailers nationwide.

The recall was initiated when lab testing confirmed the presence of milk allergen in the finished product. While milk is not listed in the ingredients, the label does include the allergen advisory statement "Made in a facility that also processes peanuts, sesame, dairy, eggs, fish, and soy."

This action is being taken as a precaution. No illnesses have been reported to date for milk allergen in association with this product.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer Contact: (209) 832-1704 OR  Consumers with questions can contact the company at phone number, Monday - Friday,Sam to 5pm PST.

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