HONOLULU (KHON2) — Chocolate makes the world go round, unless there’s a recall.
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health Food and Drug Branch announced that they have implemented a consumer warning for residents.
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There is currently a “voluntary recall of various dark chocolate fruit and peanut bites on Maui and O‘ahu” according to the HDOH.
The HDOH said that Salento Organics of West Palm Beach, Florida is in the process of recalling its 4-ounce packages of the following products due to undeclared milk allergens:
|Salento Organics Salento Organics||Dark Chocolate Pitaya Bites||8-60006-27410-0||0322-14||2/1/2024|
|Dark Chocolate Goldenberry|
|Dark Chocolate Mango Bites||8-60006-27412-2||0322-10||2/1/2024|
|Dark Chocolate Banana Bites Dark Chocolate Banana Bites||8-60006-27414-6 8-60006-27414-6||0322-13||2/1/2024|
|Dark Chocolate Banana Bites||8-60006-27414-6||0123-13||1/1/2025|
|Dark Chocolate Pineapple Bites||8-60006-27413-9||0322-11||2/1/2024|
|Dark Chocolate Peanut Bites||8-60006-27415-3||0322-15||2/1/2024|
The HDOH said that “people who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.”
There is some controversy as to where chocolate was originally cultivated. It was either cultivated in what is now known as Peru or possibly in what is now known as Mexico.
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Both regions have a long history of indigenous peoples using chocolate in both ceremonial events and food preparation. Today, chocolate is a sweet treat enjoyed globally.