Allergen Alert on Potential Undeclared Milk Protein in Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

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January 13, 2011 – Barry Callebaut USA LLC is conducting a voluntary recall on its product sold by Kroger Stores under the brand "Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips”, 12 oz., UPC Code is 11110–86603 as the product may contain undeclared milk protein.

The following “Best By” dates are affected by this voluntary recall:

  • November 20, 2012
  • December 1, 2012
  • December 3, 2012
  • December 4, 2012

The “Best By” date is found printed in black on the end of the back of the bag.

People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk protein may be at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips subject to this recall were sold in Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger; 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 stores in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area).

This recall was necessary after a consumer complaint was received and it was determined that the packages of Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips may contain undeclared milk protein. The package ingredient label does not identify that the product may contain milk protein.

Consumers who have purchased Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips with the above indicated code dates may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may contact Barry Callebaut USA LLC at 1-866-678-5231(9am – 7pm Eastern).

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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