FDA warns – Chocew Burnt Caramel Candy Bars recalled due to undeclared coconut

According to the FDA, Lakewood, New Jersey-based Astor Chocolate Corporation has voluntarily recalled 1,092 Burnt Caramel Candy Bars because they may contain undeclared coconut.

Individuals who live with a coconut allergy or sensitivity are advised that they could experience a major or life-threatening allergic reaction upon consuming the products.

Initiated by Astor Chocolate Corporation on December 21, 2023, the recall covers Burnt Caramel Bars (UPC #4099100202809) products under lot number 0101614649 and a “Best By” date of 12/11/2024, which can be found printed on the back of each package.

Consumers should note that products under all other lot codes, as well as all other Astor Chocolate Corporation products, are not covered by the recall.

Questions and concerns may be directed to the company at 1-732-901-1000, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Distributed through Aldi’s Haines City, Florida Distribution Center, the product was made available in certain Aldi stores throughout Florida.

While the company has not been alerted to any related illnesses, officials took action after learning that packaging for the distributed product, which contains coconut, did not declare the allergen in its ingredient statement.


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