Tropical Valley Foods, Inc., has recalled 455 cases of Dark Chocolate Cherries, a next by Nature product. The recall was issued due to the danger of undeclared peanuts inside the packages. Individuals who suffer from peanut allergies can have serious, violent and even fatal allergic reactions to peanuts; therefore, it is important that all consumers with peanut allergies be notified of this recall.
Affected Cherries Distributed Widely
Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries are sold and distributed in the U.S. and internationally. The recalled cases, which contain 12 packages each of dark chocolate cherries, are from manufacturing lot number 460013. These chocolate cherries were sent to retailers and distributors in Colorado, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Ohio, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, Japan and Canada. In order to limit the chance that anyone would accidentally consume this product, distributors and retailers have been asked to notify their customers of the dangers and to remove and discard the products immediately.
Affected chocolate cherry packages are 3 oz. in size and wrapped in plastic bags that have the UPC #817582252006 listed on them. Their "Best by Date" is 2016.03.31. The affected products were shipped out from Sept. 12, 2014, to Sept. 25, 2014.
The recall was issued by the manufacturer when an employee discovered a piece of a peanut inside a case of the Dark Chocolate Cherries. Before that discovery was made, some 3 oz. sized bags of chocolate cherries had already been packaged.
Fortunately No Injuries Have Been Reported Thus Far
Fortunately, at this time, it appears that the manufacturer may have acted swiftly enough in reporting the problem. No instances of peanut-related injuries or dangerous allergic outbreaks have thus far been reported in association with this recalled product. Nevertheless, they were widely distributed and the danger still exists. Therefore, consumers who have peanut allergies are being urged not to eat this product or similar products manufactured by Tropical Valley Foods, Inc.
Any consumer who believes that he or she may have suffered a severe allergic reaction and/or injuries because of a mislabeled product can seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney. Most personal injury attorneys will review cases for free and let injured victims know their options and whether a viable personal injury claim for damages is likely to exist.
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