Marich Confectionery Recalls Valentine's Chocolate Caramel Hearts Due to Undeclared Almonds
Packages labeled as Chocolate Caramel Hearts may actually contain Chocolate Toffee, which is made with almonds
Marich Confectionery is recalling 4.25 ounce packages of Valentine's Chocolate Caramel Hearts because the product may actually contain Triple Chocolate Toffee which is made with almonds.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The product can be identified by its Valentine's Day themed packaging. It comes in a 4.25 ounce (120g) bright red and pink box with the product name of Chocolate Caramel Hearts, a UPC code of 797817-44440-9, a lot code of 0031711I, and a best-by date of 9/30/17-- which can be found on the bottom of the package.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing almonds was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging processes that resulted in the packaging mix up.
The recalled Valentine's Chocolate Caramel Hearts were distributed in California, Oklahoma, and Minnesota in retail form.
Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to return it to Marich Confectionery for a full refund.
Consumers with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact the company at (800) 624-7055.