The Chocolate Cult: Chocolate Related Recalls for April 18, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Chocolate Related Recalls for April 18, 2021

Here we are at mid-April and there are several chocolate products being recalled by companies in the USA. Remember, if you do not live in the USA, check with your own nation's food safety organizations to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies Recalled

Glutenull Bakery of Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada is recalling Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies 11oz/320g, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Product was distributed in WA and OR in retail stores such as Whole Foods Market and Market of Choice.

The Glutenull Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies product is packaged in clear plastic clamshell container with paper sleeve, net wt. 11 oz / 320g, and has the UPC 628451529132. The recalled product has all lots with the expiration dates 06/10/2021 to and including EXP 08/20/2021. No illnesses have been reported to date, no customer complaints.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that vegan chocolate used in the product Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies had traces of milk proteins which occurred due to cross contamination at the chocolate supplier’s facility. The Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies were distributed in packaging that did not include “may contain milk” statement.

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

Consumers who have purchased Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at info@glutenull.com by email or call us directly at +1(604) 777-5596, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm PST.

Now Glutenull Bakery is making their own in house made chocolate (vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, HAACP certified) to eliminate any possible risk of cross contamination of milk. The new chocolate is now being used in Glutenull Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies and distributed to stores.

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Hostess SnoBalls Recall

Hostess Brands, LLC (”Hostess Brands“) has become aware that certain Hostess® SnoBalls® were inadvertently manufactured in the packaging for Hostess® Chocolate CupCakes and the packaging does not list ”coconut“, an ingredient in SnoBalls®, as an allergen. Hostess Brands is voluntarily recalling the following SnoBalls® manufactured on March 13, 2021:

Product Item UPC Batch Best By Date

Hostess® SnoBalls® (single-serve) 888109010096 I031221000 May 27, 2021

The products were sold to convenience stores, dollar stores, and distributors throughout the United States. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to discontinue consumption and contact the place of purchase about returning them for a full refund.

No other varieties of Hostess® SnoBalls® are affected.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-483-7253 and also visit www.hostesscakes.com.

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Torn & Glasser Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans

(If a brand called torn and glasser contacted me, I'd probably not take them seriously as a food let alone a chocolate company. Would you?)

Torn & Glasser of Los Angeles, CA is recalling 7464 units of dark chocolate espresso beans due to an undeclared allergen. The dark chocolate walnuts were mislabeled as “dark chocolate espresso beans”. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The mislabeled dark chocolate espresso beans were sold at Kroger divisions in the following 30 states under the banners (Kroger, Arlan’s, Fred Meyer, Smiths, Food For Less. Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, Dillons, Roundy’s Chicago, Roundy’s Mariano’s) beginning March 3rd, 2021.

States Included in Recall: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Product affected by this recall is listed below.

UPC# Description LOT# Expiration Date

0 72488 99868 1 Torn & Glasser Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans with green leaf logo on top 12 OZ TUBS 777739 Best if used by: 11/19/2021

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing walnuts was packaged in a container that the top label listed Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans and the bottom label listed Dark Chocolate Walnuts. Subsequent investigation indicates that the wrong label was used by Production personnel.

Customers who purchased the above list of products with associated lot are urged to destroy the product and/or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (213) 627-6496 Monday – Friday 7:00AM – 4:00PM or 1622 East Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90021

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