Milk Allergy Alert: Free2b Suncups Chocolate

 

Free2b Foods Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk Ingredient In Chocolate Sun Cups

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Free2b Foods of Boulder, CO is voluntarily recalling its chocolate Sun Cups for three specific Sell By dates, because it may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled chocolate Sun Cups were distributed nationwide in retail stores.

Specifics on the recalled products are found below. UPC codes are printed on the back of packages and Sell By dates are stamped in black on the back of packages.

Product Name

Package

UPC Code

Sell By Dates

Chocolate Sun Cups

Double cups in purple package

895444001405

02 Aug 17

04 Aug 17

07 Aug 17

Chocolate Sun Cups

Single cups in purple package

895444001443

02 Aug 17

04 Aug 17

07 Aug 17

The issue was discovered as a result of a consumer communication. One reaction has been reported to the company to date. Subsequent investigation by the company indicates that this milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.  This occurred during a transition the company recently made to remove dairy from its products and facility while moving from a top 7 Allergen-Free facility to a Top 8 Allergen-Free facility.  They are now a dedicated Top 8 Allergen-Free manufacturing facility.

If you have these Sun Cups and a milk allergy, do not consume them. Please photograph the package with UPC code, then dispose of them or return them to: Free2b Foods, 5305 Spine Road #E Boulder, CO 80301. Free2b Foods will reimburse or replace products with new chocolate Sun Cups.

For questions, please contact 844-610-5673 between 8am-10pm MST or email hey@free2bfoods.com.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Free2b Foods:

Based in Boulder, CO, Free2b Foods helps families with food allergies and others with snacking solutions free from top allergens.  The company first introduced their popular Sun Cups in 2008 in response to a father's plea to make a chocolate cup that was safe for his peanut allergic son.  The company has been serving families with food allergies and sensitivities faithfully since it opened its doors with products that were free from 7 of the Top 8 allergens. The company recently removed dairy from its recipes and manufacturing plant, and as of September 2016, Free2b Foods has a dedicated facility that is Top 8 Allergen-Free.  The team is just as passionate about taste as they are about quality and safety.  Sourcing highest quality ingredients, their treats are made in small batches.  In addition to making a variety of gourmet chocolate cups, they recently launched a line of Top 8 Allergen-Free chocolate bars. Free2b is available in retailers nationwide.

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LullabyMamma, I think it's awesome that the founder of the company called you back and took you through what happened and what they're doing to prevent it in the future. 

And I'm really glad that you got to the bottom of the reaction so that it was not a mystery reaction.

We have several moms who manage sesame allergy, so if you ever have any questions or need help, just post a new topic on our forums and we'll all pitch in.

Thank you for sharing and for your words of encouragement. This happened a week ago and it was scary and baffling because I did not know what caused it. Actually, I did contact the company and the founder called me back. I have been given a copy of the press release.He was profoundly apologetic and reassuring.  He explained to me the active steps he has taken to ensure it never happens again. Apparently,  they believe a small batch was packaged incorrectly as they transitioned to becoming a dairy-free facility and the entire facility since been overhauled  to Make sure nothing has been in contact with a dairy product.  Speaking with him, sharing my concerns helped considerably. I've been to the ER with my child before after he accidentally consumed dairy and we've had a few close calls because we recently discovered he is now allergic to sesame. I have a food allergy and have experienced anaphylaxis first hand. I never want anyone to experience that if I can avoid it. That is why I called my local supermarket, posted the recall all over facebook, left a note on this website, and contacted the company. I'm so glad this website exists and there is a forum for parents and families who live with this every day. Thank you so much!! 

Son is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, sesame; asthma/ eczema

Mom allergic to shellfish

My child had an adverse reaction to this product so, for the record, there is more than one adverse event. Last week,  I was baffled as I sat in the ER waiting room wondering if my child would be okay and what caused this. I have now informed people via facebook. My child has multiple food allergies which includes a severe dairy allergy. Two small bites of this product and I was in my local ER waiting for the Benadryl to kick in thinking he must have developed a new allergy to sunflower seeds. Fortunately, he did not have to be admitted and we sat there for an hour waiting. I kept the wrapper for my allergist to see. Now... mystery solved. When these things happen, it shakes one's faith in food labels. I am very upset and want to get the word out so no one else has this happen to them. 

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