Trader Joe’s has issued a recall for Chocolate Orange Sticks and Chocolate Raspberry Sticks due to undeclared traces of milk in its ingredients, which could be dangerous for people who suffer from allergies or severe sensitivity to it.
The recall came after employers noticed that the color in the product was lighter than pure chocolate, a sign that indicated possible milk presence among the ingredients of the two chocolate-based products, as reported by Tech Times.
Two cases of allergic reactions have already been reported from the ingestion of the sticks, according to a press release made by the company. As a precaution for the possibility of more cases, all lots of these products have been removed from sale.
Consumers that have already purchased Chocolate Orange Sticks, Chocolate Raspberry Sticks or both can return them to any Trader Joe’s store and obtain a full refund, the Monrovia-based company added in its statement as they apologised for the inconvenience caused.
For those who need more information about the recalling, the chocolate-maker has also supplied attention from Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817.
Not Trader Joe’s first recall of the year
Early this year, Trader Joe’s issued a similar recall but that time was due to salmonella risks among its products called “Raw Cashew Pieces”. The company announced that was alerted by its supplier which said one particular lot of the product may be contaminated with the bacteria.
No other lots tested positive for salmonella, but the company decided to recall all lots of the Raw Cashew Pieces out of abundance as a precaution. They were removed from store counters and sales were canceled while further investigations continued. None infection was reported.
Other much more similar to the current event happened in August last year, when Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt was also recalled after traces of undeclared milk were found among its ingredients.
Source: Tech Times