Giant recalls dark chocolate products sold in bulk
Three dark chocolate items, sold in bulk, were removed from sale at Giant Food Stores following a recall by First Source. The items might contain milk, an allergen which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
The products are safe to consume for individuals who do not have a milk allergy, Giant reports. There have been no reports of illnesses to date.
The three recalled items are:
Dark Chocolate Almonds, sold in bulk bins.
Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, sold in bulk bins.
Alpine Valley Dark Chocolate Almonds, 11.5 oz., UPC 2363741099, all best before dates.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk might run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products, the grocery store chain reports.
Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.
Giant asks customers who have purchased these products to discard any unused portions and bring a purchase receipt to a one of their chain stores for a full refund.
Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call First Source at 716-389-0200. In addition customers may call Giant's Customer Service at 888-814-4268 for more information. Customers also can visit the Giant website at giantfoodstores.com.