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Artisan Confections Issues Nationwide Recall of Kumasi Sambirano Dark Chocolate Bars Due to Allergy Risk


Kirk Saville


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Berkeley, Calif. -- July 6, 2007 --- Artisan Confections Company is voluntarily recalling its Scharffen Berger Kumasi Sambirano 68 percent Cacao Pure Dark Chocolate bars because they may contain undeclared milk. No other Scharffen Berger items are involved in this recall. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Kumasi Sambirano product.

The 3 ounce bars are wrapped in distinctive green packaging and were sold over the Internet and through specialty retail outlets nationwide from March 2006 to June 2007. All lot numbers of the item are covered by the recall. This was a limited-edition item that is no longer in production.

The recall was initiated after a consumer contacted Artisan Confections about an allergic reaction, and it was discovered that Kumasi Sambirano packaging did not reveal the possible presence of milk.

Consumers who have purchased the item in question should contact Artisan Confections Consumer Relations at 866-608-6944.


Photo: Kumasi Sambirano Dark Chocolate Bars

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