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Tree Nut (Almond) Allergy Alert - Marich Confectionery Co. in Valentine Chocolate Caramel Hearts

Marich Confectionery Co. Issues Allergy Alert On Potential Undeclared Almonds In Product

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2017

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Consumers

1-800-624-7055

Announcement

Marich Confectionery of Hollister, California is voluntarily recalling 4.25oz Valentine Chocolate Caramel Hearts UPC CODE 797817-44440-9 because it may contain Triple Chocolate Toffee which contains almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed in California, Oklahoma and Minnesota in retail form.

The product can be identified by its Valentine’s Day themed packaging. It comes in a 4.25oz (120g) bright red and pink box with the product name of Chocolate Caramel Hearts. The lot code being recalled is 0031711 with a best by date of 9/30/17 and can be found on the bottom of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing almonds was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of almonds. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging processes that resulted in the packaging mix up.

Consumers who have purchased 4.25oz Valentine Chocolate Caramel Hearts are urged to return it Marich Confectionery for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-624-7055 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST.

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