Callebaut Recalls Chocolate Chips from Kroger's, Other Stores

Kroger chocolate chip recallA Kroger supplier recalled certain bags of Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips because they may contain milk not listed on the label and could be a health risk to allergic consumers, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Milk is one of the top food allergens and reactions can be sudden, possibly life-threatening, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

The recalled chocolate chips were made by chocolatier Barry Callebaut USA LLC and packaged under the Kroger brand in 12-ounce bags with the UPC code 11110-86603 and the "best by" dates of Nov. 20, 2012; Dec. 1, 2012; Dec. 3, 2012; and Dec. 4, 2012.The chocolate chips were sold in Kroger stores -- mostly in Midwestern and Southeastern states -- as well as Dillon's and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Jay C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana; Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, City Market, Foods Co. and Food 4 Less in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area). Kroger lists which of its stores carried the chocolate chips.

The recall was prompted after a consumer complaint. Consumers can return the recalled chocolate to the store for a full refund. Call Barry Callebaut at (866) 678-5231 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

In December, Kroger recalled some lots of dog and cat food because they could contain a chemical harmful to pets.
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