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Recalls: Simply Natural Foods chocolate bar, Fannie May box

March 18, 2014 at 9:57 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Simply Natural Foods recalled a chocolate bar and Fannie May recalled a box of chocolates for unmarked allergens.

Simply Natural Foods in Commack, N.Y., voluntarily recalled its 3-ounce Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar, because FDA testing indicated bars from certain lots contained high levels of milk protein, while the label of the product stated that it may contain traces of milk.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein might risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product, the FDA said.

Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar was distributed in Indiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, California, Washington, New York and Florida for sale to consumers in retail stores.

The product is packaged in plastic foil packaging with the lot Nos. 01182015A and 01192015A.

No illnesses or injury of any sort have been reported to date and this recall is being initiated as a precaution.

Consumers who purchased Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars from the affected lots are urged to return them to place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact the company toll free at 1-866-923-1549, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

Fannie May Confections Brands recalled 14-ounce rectangular boxes of spring wrapped 24 assorted chocolates because the box included one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a unmarked allergen.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they come in contact with or consume this product, the FDA said.

The light purple with spring flowers-wrapped rectangular-shaped box contains an orange-striped band. The back of the box has a full nutritional label which also states: "This product has been produced on equipment shared with peanuts, tree nuts, soybeans, milk, eggs and wheat."

The item is identified as SKU No. 75032 with the UPC No. on the label of 0 52745 72804 6. Lot information on this product is 14058 or 14059.

The boxes of chocolates were sold in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona. Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, CVS and other independent retailers.

Consumers with questions may contact a dedicated customer service representative at the company by dialing 330-494-0833 extension 193, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT or email customerservice@fanniemay.com.

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