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February 20, 2014

Fannie May Recalls 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Fannie May's 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box of assorted chocolates because the box includes one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a known allergen. The food ingredient label on the box did not state the product contained peanuts.

The product being recalled is a 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box measuring 5 1/4" by 5 ½" in size that contains 8 pieces of assorted chocolates including one caramel/peanut candy. The red heart-shaped box has a rose motif foil paper with the name "Fannie May" in silver lettering along the right side of the box and a label in the upper left stating "Fannie May Assorted Chocolates NET WT. 4 oz. 113g." The back of the box has a full nutritional label which also states: "This product has been produced on equipment shared with peanuts, treenuts, soybean, milk, eggs and wheat".

The item is identified as SKU #77202 with the UPC number on the label of 0 52745 96000 2. Lot information on this product is 13344, 13345, 13361, 14010, and 14014. The 12,000 boxes of chocolates were available for sale beginning January 10, 2014 in up to 450 drug stores, grocery stores and gift shops in the Midwestern Region of the United States that included Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Indiana. Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, Jewel Grocers and other independent retailers. This particular gift box of assorted chocolates was not available nor offered for sale in any of the 100+ Fannie May retail stores, or through the Fannie May website located at: wwwfanniemay.com.

The full product listing can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm386553.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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