September 13, 2002
Carbolite Foods Has Recalled Milk Chocolate Bars
Evansville, IN (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
said that Carbolite
Foods has recalled Carbolite brand 1.75-ounce milk chocolate bars.
Carbolite Foods is recalling Carbolite brand 1.75-ounce milk chocolate bars
that bear the code T09002B, BB-4/03 stamped on the end of the wrapper on the
reverse side of the product. People who have an allergy or a severe
sensitivity to almonds run risk of serious or life-threatening allergic
reaction if they consume these products.
This recall was initiated after several consumers called the company to
report almonds in milk chocolate bar wrappers.
The product was shipped on multiple dates to distributors and food retail
outlets in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa,
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota,
North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and
Wisconsin. No other code dates and Carbolite products are affected.
Carbolite Milk Chocolate bars do not ordinarily include almonds, so it is
not listed as an ingredient on packages. Tree nut allergies affect less than
1% of all Americans. This product poses no problem if you are not allergic
to tree nuts.
Consumers who have Carbolite 1.75-ounce milk chocolate bars with the code
T09002B, BB-4/03 may obtain a full refund or replacement by calling
Carbolite Foods Consumer Hotline at 1-(800) 524-4473.
Carbolite Foods is cooperating fully with the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in this precautionary action.
The company said it has identified and corrected the cause of the
mislabeling of the product in question and stressed that no other products
or codes are affected.