Hot Chocolate Drink Mix Pulled for Undeclared Tree Nut Allergies
A Dunedin Florida company is recalling all of its Carmel Chocolate Truffle hot chocolate mix due to the presence of tree nuts that is not properly identified. The chocolate mix is distributed through direct delivery, mail order, and is also found in retail stores throughout the United States.
The product is packaged in a cone shaped plastic bag with a tag hanging from the front of it and is identified with the following information:
UPC 94522 01015
Tree nut allergies are very common, and people who suffer severe reactions must avoid tree nuts wherever they appear. Improper labeling of the presence of tree nuts can result in a severe reaction after consumption, even death due to anaphylactic shock. People who suffer from tree nut allergies are not necessarily allergic to peanuts, which are legumes. The majority of allergic reactions to tree nuts occur in children.
Manufacturers who fail to disclose tree nut allergies may be found negligent or otherwise liable for resulting damages. Consumers who purchased Caramel Chocolate Truffle Hot Cocoa Mix manufactured by Pelican Bay LTD between January 2007 and November 2, 2009 should contact the company at 1-800-826-8982, 9AM to 5 PM EST for more information on replacing or returning the product.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe allergic reaction to this, or other product, please contact the product liability lawyers at Schlichter, Bogard & Denton today to examine your legal options.