Food Recall: Groove Chocolate & Daniel Dark Chocolate


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Groove Chocolate & Daniel Chocolates Dark Chocolate Bars Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Daniel Chocolates, a Vancouver, British Columbia establishment, and Groove Chocolate Inc., a Winnipeg, Manitoba establishment, recall certain batch/lots of Groove Chocolate branded and Daniel Chocolates branded Dark Chocolate Bars from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected mislabeling and consequential undeclared Milk, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious health and safety hazard requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CFIA: https://bit.ly/3BumrH0

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-groove-chocolate-brand-and-daniel-chocolates-brand-dark-chocolate-bars

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Dark Chocolate Bars are subject to this recall:

  • Daniel Chocolates branded 66% Cocoa Dark Chocolate Bars, sold in 85 gram bars with a best-before date code of 02.09.2023 and a UPC of 6 28059 00262 4
  • Groove Chocolate branded Dark Chocolate 66% Bars, sold in 85 gram bars with a best-before date code of 020923 and a UPC of 6 27987 45880 0
  • Groove Chocolate branded Dark Chocolate 66% Bars with Sea Salt 66% Bars, sold in 85 gram bars with a best-before date code of 011123 or 011723 and a UPC of 6 27987 45882 4

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Dark Chocolate Bars can be found on the Web site above.

==> No item numbers, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Dark Chocolate Bars were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario, although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, Daniel Chocolates and Groove Chocolate have recalled certain batch/lots of Groove Chocolate branded and Daniel Chocolates branded Dark Chocolate Bars from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected mislabeling and consequential undeclared Milk. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Dark Chocolate Bars identified above.

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

==> 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.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of these recalled Groove Chocolate branded and/or Daniel Chocolates branded Dark Chocolate Bars 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.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat Anaphylaxis.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Groove Chocolate by e-mail at info@groovechocolate.com or Daniel Chocolates +1-604.879.7782 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) Monday to Friday or on the Web at http://DanielChocolates.com.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please e-mail the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) at information@inspection.gc.ca. You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time.

If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca.

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Anaphylaxis hazards, please search for “Anaphylaxis” 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 Daniel Chocolates, please search for “Daniel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certaines-tablettes-chocolat-noir-marque-groove-chocolat-et-marque-daniel

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certaines-tablettes-chocolat-noir-marque-groove-chocolat-et-marque-daniel

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More information about this recall:
CFIA/ACIA reference number: RA-64389
Recalls Direct RIN: 16062-2022
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