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From the information provided by FDA, the Soy Milk Chocolate Bars were distributed to retail stores, chain stores, and through their website: echocolates.com. The recalled product was not distributed to stores in the state of Indiana, but was distributed in neighboring states of Michigan and Ohio. Counties bordering Michigan and Ohio may receive consumer inquiries about this recalled product. Specific store distribution information is not available at this time.
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Vintage Plantation Chocolates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Elizabeth, NJ -- October 10, 2007 -- Vintage Chocolates Inc. of Elizabeth, New Jersey is recalling 4,455 bars of soy milk chocolate, because it may contains undeclared traces of milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this soy milk chocolate bar.
The Soy Milk chocolate bar was distributed in the following states: New York, New Jersey , Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Wisconsin., New Mexico, Virginia, Washington, Oregon, California, Michigan, Ohio. This product was available through retail stores and chain stores and through our web site: echocolates.com.
The bar is presented in a beige cardboard package of 3.5 oz, depicting tree with a green band on top stating "43% Soy milk or 38% Soy milk". On the back of the package one would find; the following information: UPC: 797148000398.
There is one incident involving a child who developed rashes that has been confirmed to date. This incident triggered an analysis of the formulation, and product analysis to determine the origin of the problem. We think the traces of milk came from a cross contamination issue during processing. We are currently designing a new process to specifically tackle this problem.
Consumers who have purchased The Vintage Plantation Soy milk bars are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at: 1-800-207-7058.