Product Recalls - Mislabeling Leads to Recall of Chocolate

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Product Recalls - Mislabeling Leads to Recall of Chocolate

Recently in product recalls, Swiss chocolate maker Lindt voluntarily recalled two products because the products contained nuts, which was not indicated on the ingredient labels. The products recalled by Lindt & Sprungli include: Lot Code L2975 Chocolate Covered Raisin 6.4 oz. in a standup bag, best before date 4-30-2015 Lot Code L2975 Chocolate Covered Almond 6.4 oz. in a standup bag, best before date 4-30-2015 According to news sources, the products were sold between January 23 and March 16 of this year at nine Lindt Chocolate locations. The products were recalled because they could potentially contain hazelnuts, which was not listed on the ingredient label. While there are many people who are allergic to peanuts and peanut products, hazelnuts are also an allergen for many. Nut allergies are highly common, and while symptoms are mild in most, some people develop severe symptoms including the inability to breathe. Many have lost their lives because of nut allergies; undeclared ingredients on packaging labels has become a huge issue in recent years, because so many consumers have become allergic to nuts, gluten, and other foods. Consumers who purchased either of the two recalled items are urged not to consume them if allergic to hazelnuts, and to return to the store for a refund, or discard the chocolates. At Markem-Imaje, we understand the importance of transparency in labeling; we also know that in the manufacturing and packaging processes, errors do occur on occasion. Manufacturers must make the greatest possible effort to ensure accuracy in labeling, not only to protect consumers from potential health hazards, but to protect their brands and consumer confidence in their products. From nutrition labels, ingredient lists, and best-by dates to barcodes and more, Markem-Imaje offers a wide array of coding and marking solutions for almost all industries. Trusted around the world for exceptional quality, cost-effective industrial printing equipment, we invite you to learn more about our products, and why they are second to none.

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