(UnitedVoice.com) – Allergen labeling is incredibly important. Between 500 and 1,000 people die in the US every year from allergic reactions. A popular candy was recalled because it wasn’t properly labeled.
On December 1, Manischewitz issued a voluntary recall for Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins because they might contain an allergen. The candy was distributed to stores across the country, but mostly in the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey regions. The chocolate coins were distributed from September 26, 2023, through November 28, 2023.
The company’s quantity control department notified its officials that a number of the bags that were labeled “Dark Chocolate Coins” had “Milk Chocolate Coins” in them. Those contained a milk allergen that wasn’t put on the label. The coins could cause someone to have a life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat them.
The milk chocolate candies are inside of Gold Foil and held with Blue Netting. The dark chocolate ones are in Silver Foil held with Red Netting. The following candy packaging bearing the following lot code are the ones impacted.
- Lot Code 2283 — UPC Code 072700200387 — Display Box UPC is 072700200356
Retailers who received the candy from that lot were notified and told to inspect their delivery for impacted inventory. They were told to remove any coins that might be affected. Consumers who bought the products were advised to look through their packages of dark chocolate coins for gold foil coins. If someone purchased a product that was impacted, then they can return it for a refund or credit.
The company reported nobody suffered any injuries from the mistake. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was made aware of the error and published the recall on its site.
Consumers can contact Manischewitz at 718-369-4600 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time if they have any questions. They can also send an email to [email protected].
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