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Posted July 2, 2016
Ikea Recalls Dark Chocolate Bars Due to Allergen Risk
People with an allergy to milk, hazelnuts or almonds should not consume these bars as they could cause an allergic reaction, which can be life-threatening.
Recalled CHOKLAD MÖRK and CHOKLAD MÖRK 70% dark chocolate bars (Net wt. 3.5 oz) were distributed nationwide at IKEA retail stores and sold individually, and can be identified by the following:
- CHOKLAD MÖRK, UPC Code 100293927003
- CHOKLAD MÖRK 70%, UPC Code 1203080940009
Undeclared milk in dark chocolate has been an issue in the past. In 2015, the FDA tested 100 dark chocolate bars sold in various regions of the U.S. and 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.
See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Cocoa Powders, Supplements and Dark Chocolate Bars for tests of related products.
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