The A & J Bakery of Cranston, Rhode Island, has voluntarily recalled their 5oz chocolate Easter bunnies because they may contain milk. Milk was not used as an ingredient in the dark-chocolate bunny, but the ingredients came from a plant where milk is used.
The Health Department received a complaint on Tuesday from a parent who said her child has a milk allergy and had a reaction to a dark-chocolate bunny, according to spokesman Peter Hanney. The bunny was wrapped in cellophane with a label that said, “dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free.” The child was treated with Benadryl and was reportedly okay.
A & J is cooperating fully and recalled the bunnies voluntarily. None was sold over the Internet. Health inspectors will return to the bakery Monday to complete their investigation, Hanney said.