March 8, 2002Mom's Kandy Kitchen Has Recalled
Pre-Packaged Chocolate Covered Candies
Rexburg, ID (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Mom's Kandy Kitchen, Inc. has recalled
pre-boxed milk and dark chocolate Assorted, Nut & Caramel, and Cherry
Cordials and solid chocolate novelties because they may contain undeclared
peanuts, macadamia nuts, milk, yellow #5 and yellow #6. People who have an
allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts, macadamia nuts, milk, yellow #5
and yellow #6 run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction
if they consume these products.
The recalled pre-boxed chocolates were distributed through retail stores and
direct delivery in Southeastern Idaho, and mail order nationwide.
The Assorted, Nut & Caramel, and Cherry Cordials come in 2.6 ounce, l/2 lb.,
1 lb., 2 lb., 3 lb., and 5 lb. boxes with the Florence's Exquisite Candies
logo and/or label. The code is stamped on the bottom of the box. Products
coded 02-63 and higher are properly labeled. The novelty chocolate items are
in varying size boxes and do not contain a code.
One illness has been reported but not confirmed to date.
The recall was initiated in follow up to an FDA inspection that determined
the products containing peanuts, macadamia nuts, milk, yellow #5 and yellow
#6 were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of these
Consumers who have purchased any of these chocolates are urged to return the
item to Mom's Kandy Kitchen, 25 South Center Street, Rexburg, Idaho, or to
Florence's Exquisite Candies at 1165 East 17th Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho,
for a replacement of the item or items returned.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at (208) 356-3000.