Mars Chocolate North America issued a voluntary recall for Dove Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes due to undeclared allergens. The recall notice was posted the US Food and Drug Administration website.
This seasonal item may have some Snickers, Milk Way and Twix pieces in the bag. Those bars contain peanuts, wheat and/or eggs, but these ingredients are not listed on the outer package of the Snowflakes. According to the recall notice, people who have allergies to those ingredients have the risk of allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions have been reported yet.
DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes, 24.0 oz. bag with Item# 10139802 – UPC# 400050521 and LOT CODE: 537CG4PA30, 537DG4PA30, 538AG4PA30, 538AM4PA30, 541AG4PA20, 542EM4PA20
The bag is purple. The code dates and UPC code are located on the back of the packaging on the lower right side.
About 6,700 cases of this item may contain some Snickers, Milky Way or Twix pieces.
The Snowflakes chocolate was shipped and distributed to only one retailer and sold at retail food stores starting Sept. 19 through Dec. 1, to the following states: AZ, GA, MA, MS, OH, VA, CA, IA, MD, NH, OK, VT, CO, IL, ME, NJ, OR, WA, CT, IN, MI, NM, PA, WI, DE, KS, MN, NV, RI, WY, FL, KY, MO, NY and TX.
A consumer found a piece of Snickers in the Snowflakes bag and notified Mars. The corporation is working with the impacted retailer to help pull the product from the shelves.
If you have bought the chocolate and have allergy concerns, you can return the product for a full refund. If you have questions, you can call toll-free 1-800-551-0907.