October 2, 2014

Tropical Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert for Potentially Undeclared Peanuts in Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries, Lot 460013, due to the potential for undeclared peanuts to be packaged in the product. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The affected Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries was sold to distributors and retailers located in Iowa, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Canada and Japan. Distributors where instructed to inform their customers of the recall of the product, to immediately remove it from sale and to promptly discard it.

The affected product is packaged in 3 oz. plastic bags with UPC 817582252006, Lot 460013 and "Best by Date" of 2016.03.31. The product was distributed between September 12th, 2014 and September 25th, 2014.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm416970.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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