Kilwin's recalls caramels over nut allergy warning
Kilwin's Quality Confections, Inc., of Petoskey, Mich., is voluntarily recalling 5 ounce containers of its sugar free milk chocolate caramels because they were incorrectly labeled and may contain undeclared cashew.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashew run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these incorrectly labeled products.
The mislabeled 5 ounce containers of sugar free Milk Chocolate Caramels were distributed by Kilwin's Quality Confections, Inc., to some Kilwins retail stores located in the following states: Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, Missouri, and Maryland.
The affected product is sold in some Kilwins stores and typically found in the sugar free section. It is packaged in a black and white box with a small window and a yellow sticker across the top corner that states "SUGAR FREE."
The recalled product is labeled as "SUGAR FREE Milk Chocolate Caramels" on the package but may contain "SUGAR FREE Milk Chocolate Cashew Tuttles".
The recalled product has a batch code of "82461" located on the back side of the package above the bar code and were sold at some Kilwins retail locations between 3/19/2015 and 7/29/2015. Only one product size and lot are affected by this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after the incorrect packaging was discovered during routine product review.
Consumers who have purchased this product within the affected batch code are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nicholas Lippard at Kilwin's Quality Confections, Inc. at 231-758-3905 Monday through Friday from 9am EST through 4:30pm EST.
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