Charlemagne Chocolatiers of Belgium is recalling 5,000 units of its dark chocolate organic bars because the bars may contain undeclared milk protein. A consumer that eats these chocolate bars and is allergic to milk may have a severe allergic reaction that could result in adverse health risks or even death.
The chocolate bars were distributed in the U.S. in the following states: Michigan, California, New Jersey, New York and Maryland.
The following kinds of chocolate bars are being recalled:
– Charlemagne Dark with Coffee 50 gr.(1.75 oz.) (UPC= 5 425001 204038)
– Charlemagne Dark with Cinnamon 50 gr.(1.75 oz.) (UPC= 5 425001 204052)
– Charlemagne Dark with Orange 50 gr.(1.75 oz.) (UPC= 5 425001 204021)
– Charlemagne Dark with Green tea 50 gr.(1.75 oz.) (UPC= 5 425001 204045)
– Charlemagne Plain Dark with Belize Chocolate. 50 gr.(1.75 oz.) (UPC= 5 425001 204014)
The packaging on these products do not include milk protein in the list of ingredients and do not contain an allergen statement. So far no illnesses have been reported to the company from consumers in the U.S. The problem was discovered when the bars were tested for milk protein by the FDA after hearing about a recall in Canada.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.