Recalled ShopRite Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips Contain Milk Not Listed on the Label

People who are allergic to milk could experience an allergic reaction if they consume this product

Recalled ShopRite Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips Contain Milk Not Listed on the Label
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September 5, 2017

Wakefern Food Corp. has initiated a voluntary recall of its ShopRite brand Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips. The chips were sold in 24 oz. bags bearing a UPC bar code of 041190 02668 and 'Best if Used By' dates of April 11, 2019 and April 12, 2019.

What's the problem?

The recall was issued because the package may contain milk chocolate chips, and milk is not declared in the ingredient statement.

To date, no illnesses related to this recall have been reported but people who are allergic to milk could experience an allergic reaction if they consume the recalled chocolate chips.

No other package sizes or date codes of this product are affected by this recall.

What should consumers do?

"Customers who purchased the chocolate chips may return them for an immediate refund or replacement," said Karen Meleta, vice president of Consumer and Corporate Communications for Wakefern. "People who are not allergic to milk and those who are not concerned about consuming dairy ingredients may choose not to return the product as it is otherwise safe to eat."

The recalled product was sold in ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, and other retail stores located throughout the northeastern United States.

Wakefern says that it has contacted ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer Price Plus Club customers who have purchased this product directly to alert them to the recall.

Consumers with questions or concerns about this recall can contact ShopRite by calling (800) 746-7748.