Join FREE Newsletter

My Account Logout Contact Us Subscribe Now! Login Contact Us
Home Product Tests  Warnings  Encyclopedia News Where to Buy
 
 

Recalls and Warnings

Many Dark Chocolate Bars Found to Contain Undeclared Milk
 RECENT RECALLS AND WARNINGS
"Micro Greens" Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Twenty-one Sexual Enhancement Products Recalled

Plant-Based Protein Powders Recalled

FDA Finds Problems at 62% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad

Past Recalls and Warnings

 REPORT A PROBLEM
If you have experienced an unexpected and adverse reaction to a dietary supplement, nutritional product, or generic drug, we would like to hear about it, as we may investigate the problem.
(Date Posted: 2/12/2015)

On February 11, 2015, the FDA announced its study of dark chocolate bars found many - including some which did not list milk as an ingredient or were labeled as "dairy-free" or "allergen-free," to contain milk. This poses a danger for people who have a milk allergy and can suffer a severe or life-threatening reaction to even small amounts of milk.

The FDA tested 100 dark chocolate bars, each from a unique manufacturer and/or product line and sold in various regions of the U.S., for the presence of undeclared milk. The names of the bars and brands were not given.

They found that 2 of 17 bars labeled "dairy-free" or "allergen-free" contained milk, and that 6 of 11 bars labeled as containing only "traces of milk" contained enough milk to potentially cause severe reactions in some people. Additionally, 55 of 93 dark chocolate bars with no indication of the presence of milk on the label were found to contain milk.

One researcher advised that consumers with milk allergies contact manufacturers to find out how they control for allergens like milk, even if a dark chocolate bar is labeled as dairy or allergen free.

See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Cocoa Powders, Supplements and Dark Chocolate Bars for tests of related products.

See Related Warnings:

Nutrition Bars Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

Nutrition Bar Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

Nutrition Shake Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

Protein Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Soy and Milk

Whey Protein Supplements Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergens

Protein Drinks Recalled For Undeclared Milk Source

Recall of Whey Protein Powders Due to Allergens

To read the FDA's Consumer Update about this study, use the red link below.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm433555.htm


For other Recalls and Warnings click HERE.
For information about reporting serious reactions and problems with medical products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration through its MedWatch reporting program, please go to http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/how.htm.



 

Follow us on...
   


ConsumerLab.com Encyclopedia

In addition to our product reviews our encyclopedia covers the following:



Follow ConsumerLab.com on Twitter    |     Become a Fan on Facebook
Join | Sign In
Home | Product Tests | Brands Tested | Health Conditions | Encyclopedia | CL Answers | Clinical Updates | Where to Buy Products
News | Recalls & Warnings | RDAs | Raw Materials Tests | Testing Programs | The CL Seal | CL Survey | About Us
In The News | Group Subscription | Gift Memberships | Join Free Newsletter | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Testimonials | Contact Us/Help

©2017 ConsumerLab.com, LLC. All rights reserved. A single copy of a report may be printed for personal use by the subscriber.
It is otherwise unlawful to print, download, store or distribute content from this site without permission.
ConsumerLab.com name and flask logo are both registered trademarks of ConsumerLab.com, LLC.
This site is intended for informational purposes only and not to provide medical advice.