Café-Tasse Noir (Dark) Belgian Chocolate Bar Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||April 26, 2012|
|What:||Café-Tasse Noir (Dark) Belgian chocolate bar|
|Why:||Milk allergen not declared on the label|
|Scope:||California, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington|
Café-Tasse is recalling its 1.58 oz. Café-Tasse Noir (Dark) Belgian chocolate bar with best before date of 15 SEPT 2013 because it may contain undeclared traces of milk a food allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The product in question was distributed in Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington, and California from January 2012 through mid-April 2012 and was sold in retail stores. The lot code affects only a total of 11 cases of 30 bars of this product that were sold by 7 retailers and 1 distributor, all of who have been contacted.
The only Café-Tasse product involved is the 1.58 oz. (45 gr.) bar with bar code of 54000219 505504 and expiration date of 15-September 2013. Under the best before date, there is also a lot code with reference L11303249. The package is black paper wrapper over a gold foil.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated by Café-Tasse in Belgium after it was discovered that product containing milk traces was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. All remaining inventory of this item has been destroyed.
Consumers who purchased the Café-Tasse Noir 1.57 oz. bar with best before date of September 15, 2013 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the importer Belgium’s Chocolate Source at 1-877-INDULGE for any further information.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.