Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar Recall [US]


US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Simply Natural Foods recalls some Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/uKLmwSimply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm389406.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Chocolate Bars are subject to this recall:

  • Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar; packaged in plastic foil packaging containing 85 grams (3 ounces) of dark chocolate with the product name “Simply Lite Dark Chocolate” printed on the packaging with the lot numbers “01182015A” and “01192015A”.

According to the FDA, the recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of high levels of milk protein. The current packaging states that “The product may contain traces of milk”, wherein greater levels, in excess of trace amounts, of the milk protein have been discovered through analytical testing. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a source of chocolate having greater than trace amounts.

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk or milk ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call 9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at: http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

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