Chocolate By Design Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Milk Chocolate Assorted Character Icing Pops, Christmas Icing Pops and Triple Heart Icing Pops
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 18, 2015 — Chocolate By Design Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, is recalling its Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” because they contain undeclared eggs. The Icing Pops may also contain trace amounts of FD&C colors Yellow 5 or 6, Red 3 or 40, and/or Blue 1. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” were sold to several customers in New York, New Jersey and Virginia from September 2014 through February 1, 2015 for retail sales.
The milk chocolate Icing Pops are made to order and sold in unmarked bulk boxes containing 24 assorted Icing Pops per box. Each Icing Pop is individually wrapped for retail sale in 2 oz. clear cellophane with a curl ribbon closure. The Icing Pops are not coded.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered during the current FDA inspection that the Milk Chocolate Icing Pops were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg and the certified food colors. Production of the “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” has been suspended until the labeling has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased any of the 2 oz. “Assorted Character Icing Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-631-737-0082, Mon - Friday 9 am - 4 pm EST.