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Chocolate Bar Recall-Whole Foods Expands Recall (Nuts & Milk)

In a nutshell: Whole Foods is expanding the recall of chocolate bars because of undeclared allergens such as tree nuts and milk which could be deadly to people who have these allergies.

December 21, 2007 — Whole Foods Market® is expanding the recall of the 365 Organic Everyday Valueâ„¢ Swiss Milk Chocolate Bars with Rice Crisps with a Best If Used By date of 11/21/07, to include all varieties and all lots of chocolate bars with a Best If Used By date prior to 11/08/09.

The products may contain undeclared milk and tree nuts. People, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts or milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Products affected by the recall are all lots with Best If Used by date prior to 11/08/09 as follows:

365 Organic Everyday Value Swiss Milk Chocolate with Rice Crisps UPC: 9948241730
365 Organic Everyday Value Swiss Dark Chocolate with Coconut Flakes UPC: 9948241731
365 Organic Everyday Value Swiss Dark Chocolate with Mint Crisps UPC: 9948241729
365 Organic Everyday Value Swiss Milk Chocolate UPC: 9948240805
365 Organic Everyday Value Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts UPC: 9948240806
365 Organic Everyday Value Milk Chocolate with Almonds UPC: 9948240807
365 Organic Everyday Value Dark Chocolate UPC: 9948240808
365 Organic Everyday Value Dark Chocolate with Almonds UPC: 9948240809

The product was distributed to and sold at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. 365 Organic Everyday Value™ Swiss Chocolate Bars are sold in 3 ounce sizes are in blue and white or maroon and white wrappers with a picture of chocolate pieces and the Swiss countryside on the front.  The recalled chocolate bars have a Best If Used By date prior to 11/08/09, which is found on the back of the wrapper in a white box.

Consumers who have 365 Organic Everyday Valueâ„¢ Swiss Chocolate Bars can return them to Whole Foods Market for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (512) 542-0656.

The chocolate bar recall was expanded after subsequent testing of additional products indicated that the presence of undeclared allergens may be possible in additional lots.

Karyn Zoldan
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