For Immediate Release
October 21, 2015
(815) 687-0320 (815) 687-0320
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Ethereal Confections of Woodstock, IL is recalling all Inclusion Bars & Mendiants with expiration dates of 10/22/2015 through 04/15/2016 and all Meltaway Bars & Meltaways with expiration dates of 10/22/2015 through 01/15/2016, because they may contain undeclared amounts of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or lifethreatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Product was distributed by Ethereal Confections to retail stores throughout the United States, sold at Ethereal Confections in Woodstock, IL, and sold online at www.etherealconfections.com. Product was distributed from 4/22/2015 through 10/15/2015.
Here is a complete list of the affected products and their respective UPCs:
SKU UPC Description Exp Start Date Exp End Date
CB1021 857234003006 Inclusion Bar – Macadamia Nuts + Raspberries + Kaffir Lime 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1022 857234003013 Inclusion Bar – Pistachios + Cranberries + Sea Salt 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1023 857234003020 Inclusion Bar – Candied Ginger + Candied Orange Peel + Coriander 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1024 857234003051 Inclusion Bar – Strawberries + Rose Petals + Pink Peppercorns 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1025 857234003037 Inclusion Bar – Blueberries+ Cherries + Blackberries 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1026 857234003068 Inclusion Bar – Cherries + Cocoa Nibs + Cayenne 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1027 857234003310 Inclusion Bar – Strawberries + Mangoes + Chiles 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1028 857234003327 Inclusion Bar – Espresso + Cherries + Hazelnuts 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1029 857234003358 Inclusion Bar – Scorpion Pepper + Bourbon + Smoked Sea Salt + Caramel Pecans 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
CB1030 857234003334 Inclusion Bar – Cocao Nibs + Caramel Almonds + Sea Salt 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
MB1021 857234003280 Meltaway Bar – Black Cherry Lemonade 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
MB1022 857234003280 Meltaway Bar – Black Cherry Lemonade 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
MB1023 857234003273 Meltaway Bar – Blood Orange & Vanilla Bean 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
MB1024 857234003303 Meltaway Bar – French Vanilla & Salted Almond 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
MDOACH 857234003266 Mendiant – Orange, Apricot & Carmelized Hazelnut 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
MDPRC 857234003259 Mendiant – Pistachio, Rose Petal & Candied Ginger 10/21/2015 4/15/2016
ML1031 857234003112 Meltaways – ¬ 3 Piece Peppermint Meltaways 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
ML1032 857234003136 Meltaways – 3 Piece Vanilla Sea Salt Meltaways 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
ML1033 857234003105 Meltaways – 3 Piece Blood Orange Meltaways 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
ML1034 857234003082 Meltaways – Piece Tahitian Vanilla Lemon Meltaways 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
ML1035 857234003129 Meltaways – Piece Meltaways Assorted 10/21/2015 1/15/2016
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated due to FDA testing that found the presence of milk. The product, labeled as “dairy free”, contains levels of milk protein that can elicit lifethreatening reactions in milk-allergic individuals.
Consumers and wholesale customers who have purchased product from Ethereal Confections meeting the above criteria are urged to contact Ethereal Confections at 8156870320 or email [email protected]
Please contact Ethereal Confections 7 days a week between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Central Time Zone.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm468950.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.