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GIANT/Martin's recalls Simply Lite chocolate bar

Updated: Wednesday, March 19 2014, 07:19 PM CDT
Written by: Rachel Snody (RSnody@local21news.com)

GIANT Food Stores LLC and Martin's Food Markets have removed Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bars from sale, following a recall by Simply Natural Foods, LLC.

Officials say the bars were recalled because they may contain milk protein while the label of the product states that it may contain only traces of this ingredient. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a milk protein allergy.

The following product is included in this recall:
• Simply Lite Dark Chocolate Bar, 3 oz., UPC 0079020012, with lot number 01182015A and 01192015A

GIANT/MARTIN’S has received no reports of illnesses to date, a press release said.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Simply Natural Foods at 866-923-1549. In addition customers may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the giantfoodstores.com or martinsfoods.com.
GIANT/Martin's recalls Simply Lite chocolate bar


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