October 21, 2018

Recalls of Chocolate Candies From Farrell Farms for Undeclared Allergens

Two recalls have been posted at the FDA for undeclared allergens in some chocolate products from Farrell Farms and Choceur. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either of these issues.

The first recall is for Farrell Farms Dark Chocolate Almonds, Dark Chocolate Cashews, and Dark Chocolate Peanuts for undeclared milk, one of the major food allergens. Anyone who is allergic to milk or is lactose intolerant may have a serious reaction if they eat these products.

These products were distributed in North Carolina. They were sold at fairs and festivals and over the Farrell Farms website from October 16, 2017 until November 17, 2017. The chocolate bars are all 7 ounces. The units are in a clear cellophane heat sealed package. The products are labeled as Farrell Farms with the address 200 Gin Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530 on the label. Format of labels on retail units are similar for almonds, cashews, and pecan products.

The second recall is for Choceur Dark Chocolate Bar sold at ALDI stores, for undeclared almonds. An ALDI employee identified almond pieces in the product. Almonds, or tree nuts, are one of the eight major allergens, and their presence must be indicated on the label.

ALDI has removed the product from store shelves. The recalled product is Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars in 5.29 ounce packages with brown and red wrapping. The best by date on the product is July 24, 2018, and the UPC number is 4149817964. The product was sold in these states: Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Texas. And it was available for purchase to ALDI customers in the Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles areas through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.

If you purchased this product and are allergic to almonds, or tree nuts, don’t eat it. Throw it away or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.


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