SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Alter Eco Americas, Inc. is voluntarily recalling additional lots of its Deep Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate bar in New York state out of an abundance of caution because it may contain undeclared milk allergen that exceeds New York state limits.
Those consumers who are allergic or have a severe sensitivity to milk allergen may run the risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product does have a precautionary allergen statement on the packaging already saying that the product is made on equipment shared with milk.
No illnesses, allergic reactions, or complaints involving this product have been reported to date.
The recall is limited to those units in New York state with the following information on the package:
Product Name: 2.82oz Alter Eco Deep Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, Lot Code: L18154, Best Buy Date: 03/31/20, Package UPC Code: 8 17670 01006 8
Product Name: 2.82oz Alter Eco Deep Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, Lot Code: 1271705, Best Buy Date: 05/12/20 Package UPC Code: 8 17670 01006 8
Product Name: 2.82oz Alter Eco Deep Dark Blackout Organic Chocolate, Lot Code: 1274828, Best Buy Date: 06/18/20 Package UPC Code: 8 17670 01006 8
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and subsequent analysis by the New York State Food Laboratory personnel revealing the presence of undeclared milk allergen.
Consumers who have milk allergies or sensitivities and purchased these specific lots are urged not to consume these bars and contact the company for a full refund. If there are further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 415-701-1212 (Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM Pacific Time). The quality and safety of our products is at the forefront of our operation and business strategy. We apologize to our retail consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created.