“Undeclared peanuts, wheat and egg ingredient that may be dangerous for those who have allergies”- this is the reason reported behind a voluntary recall announced by Mars Chocolate North America of Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes last week.
According to a report on Fox News, the seasonal sweet was sold at retail food stores from September 19, 2015 through December 1, 2015 in the following locations: AZ, GA, MA, MS, OH, VA, CA, IA, MD, NH, OK, VT, CO, IL, ME, NJ, OR, WA, CT, IN, MI, NM, PA, WI, DE, KS, MN, NV, RI, WY, FL, KY, MO, NY and TX.
The possible allergy contamination happened as approximately 6,700 cases of the chocolate came in contact with Snickers Milky Way and Twix pieces that contain peanut, wheat and/or eggs.
While common in Mars’ other chocolates, these ingredients were not listed on the outer package ingredient label for Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes.
According to Fox News, the item was sold at one major retailer, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not naming and carries the following identifying information:
Item# 10139802 – UPC# 400050521
LOT CODE: 537CG4PA30, 537DG4PA30, 538AG4PA30, 538AM4PA30, 541AG4PA20, 542EM4PA20
It can be hard to stay nut, wheat and egg-free over the holidays. Knowing what to look for on labels helps.
And finding companies like this one that produce entire lines of nut free chocolate can help. Premium Chocolatiers, a vegan company, even claims to steer clear of all three allergens-nuts, wheat and eggs-listed in the Dove recall.
Looks like a great way to eat treats and stay safe.