Food Allergen Alert: Stop Consuming Two Kinds of American Chocolate Raisins Which May Contain Undeclared Tree Nuts and Eggs

Issue Date 28.6.2013
Source of Information

Food and Drug Administration of the United States

Food Product

Chocolate Raisins

Product Name and Description

(1) Product name: Milk Raisins
Manufacturer: See's Candies
Place of origin: USA
UPC number: 7 37666 08306 0

(2) Product name: Dark Raisins
Manufacturer: See's Candies
Place of origin: USA
UPC number: 7 37666 08305 3

Reason For Issuing Alert

The above products were being recalled in America because they have been found to contain allergens, tree nuts and eggs, which were not declared on the products' food label. The affected products were available for sale at three See's Candies retail stores in Hong Kong and they have already been taken off-shelf.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) contacted the local official dealer and alerted the trade of the incident.

CFS staff has conducted checks at the retail stores and, so far, no affected products were found.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected product.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who are allergic to tree nuts and eggs should refrain from eating the chocolate raisins concerned because tree nuts and eggs are known allergens and may cause allergic reactions with symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea and rash upon consumption. In severe cases anaphylactic shock may even develop.

Consumers who have bought any chocolate raisins from this brand should stop eating it if they are allergic to tree nuts or eggs.

People should seek medical advice if they feel sick after consuming the products concerned.

Further Information

The CFS press release

For enquiries about the recall, members of the public may call the company at 2523 4977 during office hours.

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department