Chocolate lovers with milk allergies BEWARE. There have been
a whole lot of recalls issued for dark chocolate products because milk was left
off the list of ingredients. This is a big deal, considering that it puts people
with milk allergies, children included, in danger of developing anywhere from
mild to life-threatening reactions if they eat any of the candy that wasn’t properly
The initial recall was issued by GKI Foods and has prompted
many subsequent recalls because they supply dark chocolate to distributers and
retailers across the nation.
These products are packaged in plastic hanging and stand-up
bags, plastic tubs and cardboard boxes. If you have any of these products, you can return them to your
place of purchase. If you have any questions, you can call the company at
On October 28, Meijer issued a recall
as an extension of the GKI Foods recall. Again, it was for products that did
not disclose milk as an ingredient on their packaging. In this case, the
affected products are:
Meijer Bulk Dark Chocolate Almonds 18 oz. (UPC 7-19283-40301-8)
Meijer Bulk Dark Chocolate Cashews 18 oz. (UPC 7-19283-40302-5)
Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans (UPC 7-19283-40313-1)
If you have purchased any of these products, do not eat them
and return them to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund. If you have any
questions regarding the recall, contact Meijer at 800-543-3704.
21st Century Snack FoodsRecall
Another extension of the GKI Foods recall was issued on October 28
by 21st Century Snack Foods for Dark Chocolate Almonds packaged in a
6 oz. peg/stand-up bag (UPC 030603 228549, Lots 16100-17300).
Consumers are advised to dispose of the product and contact
the company at email@example.com
for a full refund. If you have any questions, call 631-588-8000.
Consumers are urged to destroy the product. If you have any questions,
contact Rucker’s at 618-945-2411 or 800-663-1857.
Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies Recall
On October 31, Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies issued a recall
for The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans sold in 8-ounce
clear bags (UPC 400013041067,
400013041098 and 400013041098) with “best buy” dates from May 11, 2017 through October
9, 2018 sold at Universal Studios Park in Orlando, Florida.
are advised not to consume the product. If you have any questions, call 618-945-7778
or 888-622-2639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your family have milk allergies, please check your chocolate stash to make sure that you don’t have any of the
recalled products. You especially don’t want them to get into the hands of
children with milk allergies because you know it’s a very short journey from hand to mouth.
Although this recall is far-reaching, there have been no reported illness or allergic reactions to date. Let's keep it that way by sharing this information with friends and family.
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