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Cocoa, Cookies Recalled for Allergy Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recalls of cookies and hot cocoa due to undeclared allergens this week.

Charleston Cookie Company, of Charleston, SC, is recalling packages of Almond Cookies that were sold in Dean & Deluca’s “Americana” cookie tin because the cookies contain undeclared milk products.

cocoa.jpgThe recalled cookies were distributed to Dean & Deluca retail outlets and sold in 36 oz. cookie tins. According to the company, the product bears no code of UPC, but was only distributed to Dean & Deluca in August 2009.

Pelican Bay Ltd., of Dunedin, FL, also announced a nationwide recall due to undeclared allergens. The company announced it was recalling all of their Caramel Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate Mix because it may contain undeclared tree nuts.

According to Pelican Bay, the hot chocolate mix was distributed across the country through mail orders and retail stores. The product was also shipped to Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the Netherlands.

The company is recalling all packages of the mix distributed between January 2007 and November 2009.

Both recalls were initiated after the companies realized their products were labeled incorrectly.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with either recall.

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