The Chocolate Cult: 2 Recalls for Mother's Day 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

2 Recalls for Mother's Day 2014

Sadly, Sisters and Brothers, I have to share two chocolate related recalls with you all on this Mother's Day in the USA (and elsewhere it turns out).  Please go to the links and check everything out for yourself.  Protect yourself and your mother!  Any personal experience with the products will be written in italics before.

Consumer Contact: 612-986-3530

General Poparoons, not the recalled ones!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 5, 2014 - ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is notifying consumers that Lily Bloom’s Kitchen of Fridley, Minnesota, has issued an allergy alert for undeclared allergens in five flavors of Poparoons, a macaroon-type confection. The label did not declare milk as an ingredient.

State officials are not aware of any illnesses associated with these products, but people who have a sensitivity to milk should be aware of the inclusion of milk in the flavored coating of these products.

The Lily Bloom’s Kitchen Poparoon flavors that contained milk which was not listed on the label include lemon, key lime, strawberry, blueberry and chocolate dipped in a white chocolate coating. Lily Bloom’s Kitchen is voluntarily recalling the affected products which were distributed in Minnesota prior to May 3, 2014. Poparoons sold on or after May 3, 2014 have been properly labeled.

Consumers may discard the product or return it to the store where purchased.

Consumer Contact: 800-331-0830

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 3, 2014 - Wells Enterprises, Inc., maker of Blue Bunny ice cream said today it has recalled Blue Bunny Premium Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream sold at retail grocery stores in Kansas, Indiana and Iowa because the product may contain egg not declared on the label. (We've had this type in our house before, served it at birthday parties and events.)

People who are allergic to egg could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to egg, there is no safety issue with this product. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.  (Note: For those who don't know, eggs are very common in ice cream.)

The recalled Blue Bunny Premium Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream, sold in 56 fluid ounce packages with LOT #40010 TTT 19115 18:00 4100 and a UPC 070640034123 with a Best Used By Date of 10/9/15, was distributed to a limited number of stores in Kansas, Indiana and Iowa.

Customers in the impacted states should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

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