FDA warns – Single lot of Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins recalled due to mislabeling, undeclared milk

According to the FDA, Manischewitz, of Bayonne, New Jersey, has voluntarily recalled a single lot of its Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins due to the potential presence of milk, an allergen not declared on product labeling.

Consumers who live with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are warned that they could suffer a major or life threatening allergic reaction upon ingestion of the products.

Initiated by the company on December 1, 2023, the recall covers Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins that were distributed between September 26th, 2023 and November 28th, 2023, to stores across the U.S., but predominantly in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Manischewitz learned about the problem after its Quantity Control Department observed that milk-containing Milk Chocolate Coins had been placed in a limited quantity of bags labeled “Dark Chocolate Coins,” which do not declare milk on its ingredient list.

As shown in product photos attached to the FDA announcement, all dairy Milk Chocolate Coins come wrapped in gold foil within blue netting, and all non-dairy Dark Chocolate Coins appear in silver foil inside red netting. The images can be used to easily decipher whether or not a product is correctly labeled.

Consumers should note that the limited product recall of Manischewitz Dark Chocolate Coins in .53 ounce only covers packages printed with Lot Code 2283. The product can be found under UPC (Universal Product Code) 072700200387, and its display box can be found under UPC 072700200356.

While Manischewitz has not been made aware of any illness or injuries in connection to the issue to date, all retailers who purchased products under the affected lot code have been notified. All partners were asked to identify any potentially affected products in their inventory and ensure they are removed from store shelves.

Customers who may have purchased an affected product are able to determine whether the product in question are gold-foil coins placed in bags for dark chocolate. Any recalled product should not be consumed and may be returned to the place of purchase for store credit or a refund. Anyone experiencing an allergic reaction from use of the product should seek immediate medical attention.

Further questions about the recall may be directed via email at Customercare@kayco.com or by phone at 718-369-4600, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The FDA continues to monitor this recall.


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