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Lindt USA Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Hazelnuts in Chocolate Covered Raisin and Chocolate Covered Almond Bags
Limited Product Impacted (56bags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 24, 2015 — STRATHAM, N.H. — Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli is voluntarily recalling one product lot of its 6.4 oz Chocolate Covered Raisin Bags and 6.4 oz Chocolate Covered Almond Bags sold in nine Lindt Chocolate Shop locations in the U.S. between January 23 and March 16, 2015. Lindt is issuing this voluntary recall due to concerns about the potential presence of undeclared hazelnuts. People who are allergic to hazelnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This voluntary recall affects the following products:
- Chocolate Covered Raisin 6.4 oz standup bag with a lot code L2975 and a best before date of 4-30-2015
- Chocolate Covered Almond 6.4 oz standup bag with a lot code of L2975 and best before date of 4-30-2015
Consumers can find the lot codes on a white sticker placed on the back of the bag. Codes begin with the letter “L.”
Lindt is issuing this voluntary recall after learning that a limited number of bags (56 bags or less) of these two products were mistakenly labeled and may contain hazelnuts. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. The impacted bags were available for purchase at the following nine Lindt Chocolate Shops between January 23 – March 16, 2015:
5220 Fashion Outlets Way
Rosemont, IL 60018
692 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
345 US Route 1
Kittery, ME 03904
665 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
498 Red Apple Court
Central Valley, NY 10917
1770 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11720
12801 West Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd
Aurora, IL 60502
284 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
Consumers who believe they purchased one of these bags should return the product to a Lindt Chocolate Shop for a full refund, or contact Lindt Customer Service at 1-877-MY-LINDT (1-877-695-4638) 24 hours/ day or ChocCovered@lindt.com. Consumers with questions should contact Lindt Customer Service.
About Lindt & Sprüngli
With 170 years of history and Swiss tradition, Lindt & Sprüngli is a global leader in the premium chocolate category, offering high quality products in more than 120 countries. Lindt & Sprüngli operates 12 production facilities in Europe and the United States and employs more than 12,000 worldwide. Lindt USA operates more than 50 retail stores in the U.S. and maintains wide distribution through extensive retail and wholesale channels. For more information on Lindt, visit www.Lindt.com.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.