Chocolate Coins Recalled for Allergen Mislabeling

( – Chocolate coins popular around the holidays are being recalled by Manischewitz due to a potential mislabeling concerning allergens. The recall is only for select batches of their dark chocolate coins which have undeclared milk ingredients that could potentially harm folks who consume them and have an allergy or sensitivity to milk products.

The Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins were shipped to stores around the country, but the heaviest distributions occurred in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut between September 28th and November 28th of this year.

The company was notified by its Quality Control Department that some packages labeled Dark Chocolate Coins actually contained Milk Chocolate Coins which have milk in them. There is no warning of milk present in the candy for the confused bags which prompted the voluntary recall.

The company added that Milk Chocolate Coins are packaged with gold foil in blue plastic netting while dairy-free Dark Chocolate Coins are packaged with silver foil and red plastic netting. The only impacted lot is lot 2283 and the package is labeled as Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins 0.53 oz.

Other holiday recalls include Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.’s Holiday Nog which was found to have egg ingredients unlisted on the packaging. This product is more likely to be found exclusively within Illinois and was only sold at United Dairy Farmers stores between the 4th and 6th of December.

Bagged spinach is also being recalled due to potential contamination with listeria. The bacteria can cause digestive upset, fever, and be potentially life threatening in the very young, very old, or individuals with a compromised immune system. The specific batches are labeled Fresh Express Spinach, 8 oz size and Publix Spinach, 9 oz size. The bulletin encourages shoppers to discard products that match the description.

Consumers can receive a refund for any items recalled from the manufacturer directly or at the store where they made the purchase. Should you or someone you love suspect a severe allergic reaction or other medical emergency, dial 911. Listeria infections should be diagnosed by a medical professional who will typically prescribe antibiotics as a treatment.

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