A Kroger supplier recalled certain bags of Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips because they may contain milk not listed on the label and could be a health risk to allergic consumers, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Milk is one of the top food allergens and reactions can be sudden, possibly life-threatening, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
The recalled chocolate chips were made by chocolatier Barry Callebaut USA LLC and packaged under the Kroger brand in 12-ounce bags with the UPC code 11110-86603 and the "best by" dates of Nov. 20, 2012; Dec. 1, 2012; Dec. 3, 2012; and Dec. 4, 2012.The chocolate chips were sold in Kroger stores -- mostly in Midwestern and Southeastern states -- as well as Dillon's and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Jay C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana; Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, City Market, Foods Co. and Food 4 Less in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area). Kroger lists which of its stores carried the chocolate chips.
The recall was prompted after a consumer complaint. Consumers can return the recalled chocolate to the store for a full refund. Call Barry Callebaut at (866) 678-5231 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
In December, Kroger recalled some lots of dog and cat food because they could contain a chemical harmful to pets.
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