Easter chocolate kits sold at Walmart and other stores across the country are being recalled just weeks before the holiday over allergy concerns.
Illinois-based Wilton Industries Inc. has voluntarily recalled three lots of its ready-to-build chocolate cookie bunny hutch kit “due to a milk allergen missing from the ‘Contains’ statement,” according to a recall notice released by Walmart.
The Food and Drug Administration also published a Product notice on his recall list.
Although “skimmed milk powder” is on the ingredient list, the statement “contains” did not include “milk,” which is required by the recall notice.
To date, no diseases have been reported related to the recalled product. However, consumers “who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk are at risk of experiencing a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction when consuming these products,” the recall notice said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, eight food groups, including milk, are “responsible for the most serious allergic reactions” in the country.
“The symptoms and severity of food allergies can vary from person to person and also vary for a person over time,” the CDC said, adding that “anaphylaxis is a sudden and severe allergic reaction that occurs.” can lead to death.”
Wilton Industries said it became aware of the “labeling oversight” through a consumer inquiry. This led to an internal review of the product, according to the recall.
The recalled kits are an Easter 2022 season item that was distributed nationwide through retail stores and online. The recall affects batch codes 22005, 22006 and 22007.
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