Recalls Take A Sweet Turn With Chocolate And SoyNilla
Chocolate and vanilla might be people's favorite flavors, but they are also the subject of product recalls because of undeclared milk allergens.
Chocolate Decadence of Eugene, Oregon, is recalling multiple lines of chocolate products 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 these products.
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There has been one allergic reaction complaint and confirmed to date in Connecticut. The products were distributed nationwide through Internet sales and through retail stores.
The products include Chocolate Decadence chocolate bars, almond clusters, assorted fruit clusters, chocolate buttons (raspberry, espresso, pure dark, mint, peanut butter), truffles, fudge, and molded chocolates.
The smaller packages are in clear cellophane bags with uniquely identifying paper wrappers. The bars are wrapped in silver foil and wrapped in earth-toned paper wrappers (see attached label).
There are no codes, best by dates or expiration dates observed on the retail packages.
The recall was initiated when the Connecticut customer became ill after eating the chocolate. Subsequent investigation revealed that the chocolate had been manufactured on production lines that had previously been used to process milk chocolate.
Consumers who have purchased Chocolate Decadence and who have allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Chocolate Decadence at 1-800-324-5018 from 8 AM-5 PM PST or at the company’s website www.chocolatedecadence.com.
Watkins Inc. of Winona, MN, is recalling 1,535 units of its individual 7.7 ounce containers of SoyNilla, because it contains an undeclared milk ingredient. SoyNilla was distributed nationwide through the Watkins network of independent contractors, associates and mail orders.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and consume this product may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions. Symptoms may include hives, wheezing, vomiting, anaphylaxis and digestive problems, such as bloating, gas or diarrhea.
The product comes in a 7.7 ounce, white plastic package marked with lot #3000280 on the side of the package.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was found that this product containing milk was distributed in a package that did not disclose the presence of milk. This discovery was made during this company’s routine review of allergen product labeling and indicates a temporary breakdown of the company’s allergen identification processes.
Consumers who have purchased the 7.7 ounce of SoyNilla and have inventory in their control, please call for a return or credit instructions. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-243-9423 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., CT, Monday through Friday.