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Concertos in Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Milk in Solid Milk Chocolate Santa

12/20/2014

US Food & Drug Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 18, 2013 - Concertos in Chocolate of Boulder, Colorado is recalling 450 solid milk chocolate Santas. Because of possible mislabeling it may contain undeclared milk products. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Solid Milk Chocolate Santas were distributed in Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Utah and Idaho through retail stores.

This product is packaged is a clear, plastic bag with a green label and green bow under the Concertos in Chocolate brand. The bag is 7” tall and weighs 5 ounces. The UPC number is 85869500072. “ENJOY BY” dates on the bag range from September 1, 2014 to November 1, 2014.

This recall was initiated after some milk chocolate Santas were found labeled with dark chocolate Santa labels. The dark chocolate Santa label that was applied did not list milk products within the ingredients.

For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm379609.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Kettle Brand Voluntarily Recalls Limited Run of Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips Due to Potential Milk Allergen

2/18/2014

US Food & Drug Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 13, 2014 -Kettle Brand is issuing a voluntary recall on a limited run of its 4-ounce Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips because of potential exposure to milk-based sour cream seasoning, a potential milk allergen not declared on the ingredient label. The brand is recalling 144 cases as a precaution. The product was distributed to 12 customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide. This is the only item impacted, and there have been no reports of illnesses or injury.

Product Name

UPC Code

Manufacturing Code

Best-Buy Date

Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips 84114 10984 2 09309210, ending with four numbers ranging from 05:00 – 10:30 01MAY14

Concern for the safety and satisfaction of its customers is a top priority. Kettle urges people who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk to avoid eating this batch of Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt. For reference, manufacturing codes can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the front package.

For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm386110.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Ice Cream Specialties Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Allergen In Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream

2/18/2014

US Food & Drug Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 14, 2014 - Ice Cream Specialties of Merrillville, Indiana is recalling Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream because it may contain peanut butter, which contains a peanut allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.

Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream was distributed in Northwest Indiana, Northeast Illinois and Deer Park, New York and it reached consumers through grocery stores and other retail food outlets.

The affected product is packaged in 56-ounce paper cartons with the Dairy Rich graphic logo and a picture of a chocolate ice cream scoop on the front and back panels. This voluntary recall is limited only to packages of Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream bearing the following UPC and Best Used by Date. The Best Used by Date can be located on the left-hand end panel (the side panel) of the carton. No other Dairy Rich Ice Cream products are affected.

For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm386108.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Kettle Brand Voluntarily Recalls Limited Run of Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips Due to Potential Milk Allergen

2/14/2014

US Food & Drug Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 13, 2014 -Kettle Brand is issuing a voluntary recall on a limited run of its 4-ounce Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt Potato Chips because of potential exposure to milk-based sour cream seasoning, a potential milk allergen not declared on the ingredient label. The brand is recalling 144 cases as a precaution. The product was distributed to 12 customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide. This is the only item impacted, and there have been no reports of illnesses or injury.

Concern for the safety and satisfaction of its customers is a top priority. Kettle urges people who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk to avoid eating this batch of Kettle Brand Bakes Sea Salt. For reference, manufacturing codes can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the front package.

For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm386110.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Ice Cream Specialties Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut Allergen In Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream

2/14/2014

US Food & Drug Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 14, 2014 - Ice Cream Specialties of Merrillville, Indiana is recalling Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream because it may contain peanut butter, which contains a peanut allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this product.

Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream was distributed in Northwest Indiana, Northeast Illinois and Deer Park, New York and it reached consumers through grocery stores and other retail food outlets.

The affected product is packaged in 56-ounce paper cartons with the Dairy Rich graphic logo and a picture of a chocolate ice cream scoop on the front and back panels. This voluntary recall is limited only to packages of Dairy Rich Chocolate Ice Cream bearing the following UPC and Best Used by Date. The Best Used by Date can be located on the left-hand end panel (the side panel) of the carton. No other Dairy Rich Ice Cream products are affected.

For the complete recall notice, please visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm386108.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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Food Safety Tip of the Day

Handwashing is essential

Int'l Food Safety Icons - handwashing

The most commonly used utensil in food production is the preparer's hands, which is why proper and timely handwashing is essential to preventing foodborne illness. Hands should be washed before preparing food; after taking a break; after using the restroom; after sneezing, coughing or using a tissue; after touching any part of the body; and before putting on single-use gloves.

Source: Iowa State University Extension

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