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Dark chocolate products recalled in 27 states


Candy maker GKI Foods and its distributor First Source are voluntarily recalling dark chocolate products sold in supermarkets and convenience store chains in 27 states because of a mistake in labeling.

The chocolates contain milk, which wasn’t declared on the labels by GKI Foods, the packager.

“People who have an allergy or sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product,” the Food and Drug Administration said.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported of the products sold from Jan. 1, 2016, until the recall.

The products were sold in packages as well as in grocery bulk bins.

Consumers can return them to the store of purchase for a refund.

The recalled packaged products were sold at Wegmans, Circle K, Alpine Valley and Tops. As an extension of the recall Meijer food stores announced it is voluntarily recalling all lots and all codes of the products.

The bin items were sold at Wegmans, Giant Food Store, Martin’s Food Market, Stop N Shop, Dryden Food Market, New Brighton Food Land, Punxsutawney Country Market and Trumansburg Shur Save. Products also were sold in Canada at Mac’s Convenient Stores and Circle K.

Consumers with questions may contact First Source at 716-389-0200 or GKI Foods at 248-486-0055.

GKI Foods is a private-label candy and granola manufacturer in Brighton, Mich., that was founded in 1972.

First Source, based in Tonawanda, N.Y., said on its website it is the largest candy and nut distributor in the United States. It started out as a retail candy shop in North Carolina where chocolate confections were made in its own kitchen.