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Posted January 14, 2017

Dark Chocolate Bar Recalled Due to Allergen Risk

People with an allergy to milk these bars as they could cause an allergic reaction, which can be life-threatening.

Recalled Chip'n Dipped Dark Chocolate Crunch chocolate bars were distributed nationwide in retail stores and can be identified by the following:

  • Size: 2.9 oz
  • Lot number: 100506, 1100483 and 1100524 (stamped on back of packaging box; individual bars are unmarked)

One illness associated with this problem has been reported.

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:

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