In a nutshell: Chocolate Decadence Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Multiple Lines of Chocolate Products
from the company press release distributed by the FDA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2011 – Chocolate Decadence, Eugene, Oregon, is recalling multiple lines of chocolate products because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
There has been one allergic reaction complaint and confirmed to date in Connecticut.
The products were distributed nationwide through Internet sales and through retail stores.
The products include Chocolate Decadence chocolate bars, almond clusters, assorted fruit clusters, chocolate buttons (raspberry, espresso, pure dark, mint, peanut butter), truffles, fudge, and molded chocolates.
The smaller packages are in clear cellophane bags with uniquely identifying paper wrappers. The bars are wrapped in silver foil and wrapped in earth-toned paper wrappers (see attached label).
There are no codes, best by dates or expiration dates observed on the retail packages.
The recall was initiated when the Connecticut customer became ill after eating the chocolate. Subsequent investigation revealed that the chocolate had been manufactured on production lines that had previously been used to process milk chocolate.
Consumers who have purchased Chocolate Decadence and who have allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Chocolate Decadence at 1-800-324-5018 from 8 AM-5 PM PST or at the company’s website.