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Posted February 12, 2015
Many Dark Chocolate Bars Found to Contain Undeclared Milk
The FDA tested 94 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.
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To read the FDA's Consumer Update about this study, use the link below.