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Simply Lite brand dark chocolate recalled for over milk risk

Testing reveals significant amounts of milk protein, potentially putting those with milk allergy in possible danger.
Testing reveals significant amounts of milk protein, potentially putting those with milk allergy in possible danger.
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The FDA has issed a recall of some lots of Simply Lite brand dark chocolate after it found found more than 3,500 parts per million of milk protein in single 3-ounce bars of the chocolate (which is equivalent to the amount found in about 4 teaspoons of whole milk milk protein) in 3-ounce bars of Simply Lite brand 50% Cacao Low Carb Sugar Free Dark Chocolate bearing the lot codes “Best By: 01 18 2015A” or “Best By: 01 19 2015A.” despite not being listed on the labels.

The product was distributed to retail stores and markets in NY, PA, NJ, CA, Fla., Ga., IN, NV., MA, NC, VA, WA, and Canada.

People who have a milk allergy or a severe sensitivity to milk may have a serious or life threatening reaction if they eat the product anging from hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting; diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing and a drop in blood pressure.

The FDA asks consumers to report any adverse reactions from eating the product to an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator. Consumers with questions about food safety can contact the FDA at 1-888-SAFEFOOD Mon.-Fri. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT.

Consumers can also contact Simply Natural Foods at 631-543-9600.

Source: FDA