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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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See's Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

 

Media Contact:
Susan Pasarow / Sarah Siler
Murphy O'Brien Public Relations
310-586-7127 / 310-586-7149

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 12, 2008 -- See's Candies, Inc. of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling 16-ounce bags of See's Candies Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips because the product may contain undeclared traces of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The product was distributed through See's owned retail shops in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Illinois. Licensees of See's also sold the product in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Texas and internationally in Japan and Hong Kong. See's Mail Order department sold small quantities countrywide.

The product is sold in a black and white See's logo flexible bag. This recall applies to all code dates (30757, 31327, 32067, 33157, and 23397).

There is one reported allergen reaction attributed to this product.

See's Candies confirmed in its investigation that the product was produced on a line that also produces milk chocolates as a follow-up to a consumer contact.

Concerned consumers who have packages of 16-ounce See's Candies Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips should return them to the shops where they were purchased for a full refund. If the product was received through mail order or direct shipment, consumers should contact See's Consumer Affairs at 1 800-789-7337 for product return instructions. Any consumers with questions about this recall should also contact See's Consumer Affairs at 1 800-789-7337.

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