Lindt Chocolate Bars Recalled Nationwide for Undeclared Allergens
A large batch of Lindt Excellence 85% Cacao Chocolate Bars was packaged with chocolate containing milk and soy.
Lindt & Sprüngli (USA), a New Hampshire-based producer of Lindt chocolate, is issuing a voluntary recall after a batch of their Lindt Excellence Dark Caramel Sea Salt Bars were mistakenly wrapped in Lindt Excellence 85% Cacao Chocolate packaging. Lindt's Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bars contain milk and soy, which are considered undeclared allergens since they're not listed on the label of the Cacao Chocolate bars.
The lot under recall was shipped nationwide to wholesale and online retailers and is listed as follows:
Lot Code L5539, "Best Before" date of 11/30/2020 and UPC code: 3746601645
The recall was initiated after consumers contacted Lindt regarding the wrong product inside this lot of chocolate bars. No illnesses, allergic reactions or allergen-related complaints have been reported to date, but those with milk and soy allergies or sensitivities should discard this product immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to soy and/or milk include vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, wheezing, shortness of breath, hives, dizziness, confusion, among others.
Consumers may contact Lindt for a voucher to replace this product. Those with questions may contact Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) at LindtUS-ContactUs@lindt.com or at 1-877-695-4638 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.