The recall was initiated after three consumers found milk chocolate chips in the 12-ounce packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Individuals who are allergic to milk protein could experience a severe reaction after eating an item that contains a dairy ingredient.
The recalled chocolate is described as follows:
- Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, 12 oz., UPC Code is 11110–86603 and "sell by" date May 30, 2010
Kroger advises that the chocolate was sold in Kroger stores in the following areas:
Greater Memphis, TN, AR and MS; Houston, TX; Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, TN area; Greater Louisville (including Indiana), Lexington and Nashville, TN; and North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern W.Va and Eastern KY.
Consumers may return the recalled chocolate chips to the store for a full refund. For answers to any questions regarding this recall, call Barry Callebaut, toll-free, at 866-678-5221.