Recall Notice: Lipari Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Product Recall of Specific Dark Chocolate Products Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

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Lipari Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Product Recall of Specific Dark Chocolate Products Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

For Immediate Release

November 16, 2017

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Consumers

800-729-3354

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Michelle Voss
Michelle_Voss@liparifoods.com
586.447.3500 ext. 9619

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Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of specific dark chocolate products packaged by sister company JLM due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products are safe for consumption by those who do not have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk.

The products were distributed to retail stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Products were distributed under the Weis and All Natural brand names or as generic product without branding.

The affected products can be identified by:

Brand Product Lipari Product # Pack/Size Lot Code or Best By Date UPC
ALL NATURAL NATURAL DARK CHOCOLATE CRANBERRIES 452692 12/8 oz. February 2017 – October 94776128198
ALL NATURAL DARK CHOCOLATE COFFEE BEANS 452760 12/8 oz. February 2017 – October 94776128235
ALL NATURAL NATURAL DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS 523089 12/7 oz. February 2017 – October 94776139002
ALL NATURAL NATURAL DARK CHOCOLATE RAISINS 523157 12/11 oz. February 2017 – October 94776138975
GENERIC DARK CHOCOLATE COFFEE BEANS 477308 12/12 oz. February 2017 – October 94776131761
GENERIC DARK CHOCOLATE RAISINS 191310 12/15 oz. February 2017 – October 94776105410
GENERIC DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS 570910 12/12 oz. February 2017 – October 94776142132
GENERIC DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARK 538814 12/8 oz. February 2017 – October 94776141722
WEIS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS 668251 12/12 oz. February 2017 – October 41497132577
WEIS DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARK 866182 12/8 oz. February 2017 – October 41497133253

There are no reported illnesses in connection with these products to date.

This was brought to our attention by our sister company, JLM after they received an initial recall notification due to undeclared milk allergen within the ingredients labels for select dark chocolate bulk product from our  manufacturer, GKI Foods. As a precaution, Lipari Foods private label and non-branded products are being recalled as they are mislabeled. We are working closely with the FDA to ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce.

Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

 

 

* We believe that none of the product 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:  https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm585645.htm?utm_campaign=Lipari%20Foods%2C%20LLC.%20Issues%20Voluntary%20Product%20Recall%20of%20Specific%20Dark%20Chocolate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua