(TNS) — Less than a week before Chanukah, a New Jersey food company is recalling dark chocolate coins because the candy may contain undeclared milk, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Manischewitz, based in Bayonne, initiated the recall after its quality control department noted a limited number of bags labeled dark chocolate coins actually contained milk chocolate coins. People with an allergy or sensitivity to milk may have a serious allergic reaction if they consume the candy coins containing milk.
The packages affected by the mix-up have a lot code of 2283, according to the FDA.
Manischewitz’s dark chocolate coins come wrapped in silver foil and are held in red netting, while its milk chocolate coins come wrapped in gold foil and are held in blue netting.
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins Thursday evening.
The dark chocolate coins were distributed to stores nationwide — though largely in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — during the weeks of Sept. 26 through Nov. 28, according to the FDA.
The FDA informed retailers of the recall and instructed them to remove the coins from their shelves. If consumers have already purchased the coins, they may return them for credit or a refund.