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Recall: Araya chocolate, marshmallows, dry fruit, gift boxes

  |   Jan. 26, 2014 at 10:56 PM
KATY, Texas, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Araya Inc., in Katy, Texas, recalled chocolate bars, marshmallows, dry fruit and gift boxes due to undeclared tree nuts, wheat, milk and soy, officials say.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, tree nuts, soy and milk protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, health officials said.

The marshmallows, chocolate gourmet bars, dry fruit covered in chocolate and chocolate gift boxes were distributed nationwide directly to customers via FedEx from Internet sales and state of Texas retailers.

The voluntary recall was initiated by Araya after reviewing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the current product labels and determined the allergen declaration was not complete since it did not state all the allergens present in the facility. The firm also uses peanuts in some products; but peanuts are declared as an allergen on all product labels and are not part of this recall.

Customers who purchased any of the recalled products listed above and are allergic or have a severe sensitivity to wheat, tree nuts, milk protein or soy, please do not consume the products and discard them.

For a full refund, consumers may visit us at any of our stores with your proof of purchase receipt. Store locations are: 2013 W. Gray St., Houston, Texas, 77019; 1141 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston 77056; and 1575 West Grand Pkwy S., Katy, Texas, 77494.

Consumers who purchased any of the recalled products via the Internet or who have questions about this recall may contact the company at 1-281-395-1050 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST Monday-Friday.

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