Undeclared allergens have been identified in popular chocolate bars and Canadian consumers are warned not to eat them. Crave Stevia’s All Natural Dark Chocolate was recalled on June 23rd and removed from retail shelves. Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the recall after it was found that some chocolate bars contained milk. This was not stated on the product’s label.
According to the FDA, the product affected was sold in 85-gram containers with a maximum before date of Sept. 20,23. A CFIA recall notice. The UPC code for the chocolate bar is “8 84063 00085 2.”The chocolate that was recalled was sold in British Columbia, Ontario and possibly even nationally. It was also available online. The CFIA stated that the recall only affected one product. “conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products.”However, at this point, no additional products have been added.
CFIA testing revealed that the chocolate bars could contain milk. This was not disclosed on the labels. CFIA test results showed that the bars may pose a risk to people with milk intolerance. According to the Mayo Clinic, milk allergy is one of the most common food allergies among children. The symptoms of a mild-to-severe milk allergy can be felt within minutes to hours following consumption of milk products or milk products. They may include wheezing and vomiting. According to the CFIA, “there have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of this product.”
Consumers should verify that they have not purchased the Crave Stevia All Natural Dark Chocolate. CFIA advised customers not to consume the recalled chocolate bar if they have an allergy or intolerance to milk. “may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.”These products should not be sold, consumed, or distributed. Consumers may return the chocolate bars that have been recalled to the place where they were bought. CFIA confirmed it was also. “verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace.”