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Chicago company recalls chocolate-bacon product

Chicago’s Vosges, LTD Tuesday recalled approximately 135 pounds of Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products for misbranding and undeclared allergens.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the recalled product contains coconut, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

baconchoc_406x250The Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products were packaged between Jan. 15, 2016 and Jan. 22, 2016 and are stamped with a BEST BY code 03 SEP 2016. The following product is subject to recall:

• 135-lb. (720 bars) individual paper carton containing 3oz. flow wrapped bars of “Trader Joe’s Uncured Bacon Ganache Bar” (SKU 55001).

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 34647” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

A consumer complaint prompted the recall,  but there have not yet been any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the misbranded products.  USDA recommends that anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. And consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.  These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.

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