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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. The Uncured Bacon Ganache chocolate products were packaged between… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Chocolates: Any Heavy Metals in There?

(This article by Elizabeth Grossman was first published Feb. 11, 2015, by Civil Eats and is reposted here with permission.) We’ve begun to expect unusual flavors like chili, salt, and lavender in chocolate. But there might be another surprising addition to your Valentine’s Day sweets: heavy metals. According to the consumer health watchdog As You Sow, there’s… Continue Reading

Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Eggs Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Zachary Confections, Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of certain production lots of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs because of possible Salmonella. The product is packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. The product was manufactured on February 20 and 21, 2013, and shipped to retail stores in Iowa, Minnesota,… Continue Reading

More Products with Peanut Butter Ingredients Recalled

The Salmonella Bredeney outbreak in 20 states has not expanded beyond the report of the 38 infected with the rare strain, but so-called “secondary” recalls of products containing peanuts or peanut products made by Sunland Inc. in Portales, NM continue. Among the latest to join the recall are BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc., Bumble Bar and… Continue Reading

Allergen Alert: Peanuts, Pistachios in Chocolates

Maribel’s Sweets of New York is recalling its New York Handbag Collection gourmet chocolate candies because they may contain peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios) not listed on the ingredients label. The company said the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in its production and packaging processes. The chocolates are safe for people who do… Continue Reading

Allergy Alert: Undisclosed Milk in Chocolates

Chocolate Decadence of Eugene, OR is recalling several types of chocolate products because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume milk. The recall was initiated when a Connecticut customer became ill after eating the chocolate…. Continue Reading

Chocolate Maker Chided for Nut Issues

Few in Indianapolis take exception to the claim made in the name of the business called “The Best Chocolate In Town.” In print and website reviews, Indianapolis residents are giddy about the chocolate products coming out of the food manufacturing facility on Massachusetts Avenue near the intersection of interstates 65 and 70. But “The Best… Continue Reading