Recall: Trader Joe's Uncured Bacon Ganache Chocolate Products
On 2016-02-09, the USDA announced that Vosges is conducting a recall on Uncured Bacon Ganache Chocolate Products due to possible undeclared coconut. The recalled products were sold under the brand name(s) Trader Joe's during an unspecified time period throughout the regions shown in the map below.
In recent months, there have been 45 food recalls due to potential undeclared ingredients, including chopped romaine lettuce, japanese breaded cod fillets and more. Additionally, there have been 36 food recalls due to other health hazards as well as 20 drug and medical device recalls.
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Detailed Recall Information
Regions Where Sold: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
Product Description: Uncured Bacon Ganache Chocolate Products
Brand Name(s): Trader Joe's
Reason for Recall: Undeclared Coconut
Official Recall Date: 2016-02-08
Note: Although this recall announcement is dated 02/08/2016, it was not published by the FDA until 02/09/2016.
Additional information provided by the USDA.gov:
Vosges, LTD Recalls Uncured Bacon Ganache Chocolate Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Class I Recall
Health Risk: High
Feb 8, 2016 Distribution List PDF En Espanol
Congressional and Public Affairs
Brittany C. Woodland
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2016 - Vosges, LTD, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 135 pounds of Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains coconut, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
The Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products were packaged on Jan. 15, 2016 to Jan. 22, 2016 and are stamped with a BEST BY code 03 SEP 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
The product subject to recall bears establishment number "EST. 34647" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The problem was discovered after the establishment received a consumer complaint.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Consumers or media with questions about the recall can contact Natalie Markoff, at the Markoff Group, at (646) 688-5254.
More information may be available at USDA.gov
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