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Tropical Valley Foods Issues Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate And Trail Mix Products Sold In Bulk

 

Contact
Consumer:
518-314-7162

Media:
Kristain Stone
518-314-7162
kristain@tropical-valley-foods.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 25, 2012 - Tropical Valley Foods is alerting customers that because of a label error, Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate and Trail Mix items which were sold in bulk quantities contain undeclared allergens.  Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The following products are included in the recall:

Undeclared tree nuts, wheat, and/or soy:

  • Organic Appalachian Adventure Mix – Bulk – UPC # 817582000091
  • Organic Cedar Creek Country Mix – Bulk – UPC # 817582000092
  • Rocky Mountain Mix – Bulk – UPC # 817582000093
  • Organic Rocky Mountain Mix – Bulk – UPC # 817582000093
  • Organic Yellow Stone Hiking Mix – Bulk – UPC # 817582000094
  • Yellow Stone Hiking Mix – Bulk – UPC # 817582000094
  • Organic Sequoia Trail Mix – Bulk - UPC # 817582000095
  • Sequoia Trail Mix – Bulk - UPC # 817582000095

Undeclared wheat and soy:

  • Organic Dark Chocolate Pretzels – Bulk – UPC # 817582600090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Pretzels – Bulk – UPC # 817582600090

Undeclared soy:

  • Organic Dark Chocolate Cranberries – Bulk – UPC # 817582510092
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries – Bulk – UPC # 817582520091
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Goji Berries – Bulk – UPC # 817582540092
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Coconut – Bulk – UPC # 817582551000
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Banana Coins – Bulk – UPC # 817582560000
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Apricots – Bulk – UPC # 817582570090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Ginger Cubes – Bulk – UPC # 81758270081
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds – Bulk – UPC # 817582610090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Walnuts – Bulk – UPC # 817582620090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Cashews – Bulk – UPC # 817582630090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts – Bulk – UPC # 817582650090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Macadamias – Bulk – UPC # 817582640090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Pecans – Bulk – UPC # 817582660090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts – Bulk – UPC # 817582670090
  • Organic Dark Chocolate Goji Mix – UPC # 817582540093
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Cranberries – Bulk – UPC # 817582510092
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Orange Cranberries – Bulk – UPC # 817582510093
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Cherries – Bulk – UPC # UPC # 817582521091
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Blueberries – Bulk – UPC # 817582530091
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Goji Berries – Bulk – UPC # 817582540092
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Coconut – Bulk – UPC # 817582550000
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Banana Coins – Bulk – UPC # 817582561000
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Apricots – Bulk – UPC # 817582570090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Ginger Cubes – Bulk – UPC # 817582710081
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Almonds – Bulk – UPC # 817582611090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Walnuts – Bulk – UPC # 817582621090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Cashews – Bulk – UPC # 817582631090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts – Bulk – UPC # 817582671090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Lemon Peel – Bulk – UPC # 817582590090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Orange Peel – Bulk – UPC # 817582580090
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Quinoa – Bulk – UPC # 817582720086
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Espresso Bean Blend – Bulk – UPC # 817582730092
  • Natural Dark Chocolate Goji Mix – Bulk - UPC # 817582540093
  • Milk Chocolate Cherries – Bulk - UPC # 817582520090

The products were shipped to distributors and retailers in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Quebec City, Hong Kong and Dubai UAE.

This recall was initiated after an FDA inspection found that our bulk labels for Dark Chocolate, Organic Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Trail Mix bulk items had undeclared allergen information on our bulk labels. We have initiated a recall of the bulk and partial bulk products which were shipped from Tropical Valley Foods during the time frame of 09/26/2011 through 09/25/12.

There have been no illnesses reported in connection with this. Customers who purchased these products may return to the store for the correct allergy information. Consumers with questions may contact Tropical Valley Foods at (518)-314-7162. Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST.

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