September 22, 2014

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Recall

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of M&M'S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC#40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

417DH4JP09

417EM4JP10

417FM4JP09

418AG4JP10

418BG4JP10

418CG4JP10

418EG4JP10

419AM4JP09

418EM4JP09

419AM4JP10

418EM4JP10

419BM4JP10

417EG4JP09

417FG4JP09

417FM4JP10

418AM4JP09

418BM4JP10

418CM4JP10

417EG4JP10

417FG4JP10

418AG4JP09

418AM4JP10

418CG4JP09

418DG4JP10

418DM4JP09

418EG4JP09

418DM4JP10

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box. The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if their theater box contains an inner M&Ms Brand Peanut Butter bag and they consume the product.

The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of a M&M'S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M'S® inside a M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box. These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers' warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in: NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN . These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide. The M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm415489.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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