Circle K, Tops & Wegmans Chocolate Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Silver Spring: First Source LogoFirst Source, a Tonawanda, New York establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of numerous third-party branded Chocolate products due to undeclared Milk, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. FDA: http://ht.ly/3uuW30gjzdR

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm582769.htm

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

  • Alpine Valley Dark Chocolate Almonds, sold in 11.5-ounce tubs
  • Circle K Favorites Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, sold in 3.25-ounce bags
  • Tops Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, sold in 11.5-ounce tubs
  • Tops Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, sold in 12-ounce tubs
  • Wegmans Dark Chocolate Almonds, sold in 23-ounce tubs
  • Wegmans Dark Chocolate Almonds, sold in 11.5-ounce tubs
  • Wegmans Dark Chocolate Almonds with Sea Salt and Turbinado Sugar, sold in 12-ounce tubs
  • Wegmans Dark Chocolate Cherry-Infused Cranberries, sold in 12-ounce tubs
  • Wegmans Dark Chocolate Strawberries, sold in 13.5-ounce tubs7
  • Select Dark Chocolate Turbinado Almonds with Sea Salt, sold in 2.25-ounce bags

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

The recalled Chocolate products were distributed in the following US states: AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, VA and VT. The affected product was sold from January 1, 2016 up to the date of this recall.

In addition, the recalled Chocolate products were sold in bulk food bins (self-serve) at the following grocery stores between 1/1/16 and 10/30/17:

  • 15-pound bulk containers of Dark Chocolate Peanuts distributed to Wegmans Food Markets, Dryden Food Market, New Brighton Food Land, Punxsutawney Country Market and Trumansburg Shur Save
  • 20-pound bulk containers of Dark Chocolate Almonds to Wegmans Food Markets, Giant Food Store, Martin’s Food Market, and Stop N Shop
  • 25-pound bulk containers of Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans Giant Food Store, Giant Food Mart, Martin’s Food Market, Wegmans Food Market, Dryden Food Market, Orchard Fresh, Stop N Shop, and Punxsutawney Country Market

These products were distributed to the following US states: MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA and WV.

Finally, the following recalled Chocolate products were also distributed in Canada, with all best-by date codes affected by this recall:

  • Mac’s Convenient Stores Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, sold in 113-gram and 92 gram packages
  • Circle K Favourites Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, sold in 113-gram packages

According to the FDA, this recall was initiated after First Source received notification from its primary supplier, GKI Foods, of a recall due to undeclared Milk allergen present in the Dark Chocolate.

==> For information about Milk Allergy or Lactose Intolerance, please consult the “Allergens & Intolerances” tab at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession these recalled Chocolate products and could be allergic to their Milk ingredients, have a close family member who is allergic or has previously experienced Anaphylaxis or are unsure of your allergy status, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact First Source at 1-716-389-0200 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Chocolate, please search for “chocolate” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by undeclared Milk, please search for “milk” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by First Source, please search for “First Source” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by GKI Foods, please search for “GKI Foods” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Tops, please search for “Tops” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Wegmans, please search for “Wegmans” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 9396-2017
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