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Food Safety Alert

April 20, 2007

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Wilton Industries Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wilton Brand Dark Cocoa Candy Melts

Contact:
Wilton Industries
1-866-255-9237


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Woodridge, IL -- April 20, 2007 -- Wilton Industries of Woodridge, Illinois is recalling WILTON PREMIUM DARK COCOA CANDY MELTS, WILTON DARK COCOA CANDY MELTS AND WILTON DARK COCOA MINT FLAVORED CANDY MELTS because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall includes all production codes.


These products were distributed nationwide and in Canada through retail stores and directly to customers.


The Wilton Premium Dark Cocoa Candy Melts comes in 12 ounce plastic packaging. Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts and Wilton Dark Cocoa Mint Flavored Candy Melts come in 14 ounce plastic packaging. 3 allergic reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Wilton is working with the FDA to correct the problem.


Consumers who have purchased packages of Premium Dark Cocoa Candy Melts, Dark Cocoa Candy Melts and Dark Cocoa Mint Flavored Candy Melts are urged to return them to Wilton Industries, Attention Returns Department, 1125 West Taylor Road, Romeoville, IL 60446 for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wilton Industries at 1-866-255-9237.


2007 Consumer Alerts