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Posted July 2, 2016

Ikea Recalls Dark Chocolate Bars Due to Allergen Risk

On June 24, 2016, IKEA issued a recall of certain CHOKLAD MÖRK and CHOKLAD MÖRK 70% dark chocolate bars because they contain undeclared milk, hazelnuts and almonds.

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

See Related Warnings:

Many Dark Chocolate Bars Found to Contain Undeclared Milk

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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 link below.