LODI, NJ - ShopRite is voluntarily recalling its own brand of Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate chips due to an undeclared ingredient , stated a press release from ShopRite's parent company WakeFern Food Corp.
According to the company, the package may contain milk chocolate chips, and milk is not declared in the ingredient statement. The chips were sold in 24 oz. bags bearing a UPC bar code of 041190 02668 and Best if Used By dates of April 11, 2019 and April 12, 2019
“Customers who purchased the chocolate chips may return them for an immediate refund or replacement,” said Karen Meleta, vice president of Consumer and Corporate Communications for Wakefern. “People who are not allergic to milk and those who are not concerned about consuming dairy ingredients may choose not to return the product as it is otherwise safe to eat,”
No illnesses have been reported but people who are allergic to milk could experience an allergic reaction if they consume the chips. No other package sizes or date codes are being recalled.
Customer questions or concerns about the recall can be directed to 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748) Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
ShopRite has stores in the following Bergen County towns: Lodi, Hackensack, Lyndhurst, Wallington, Rochelle Park, Hillsdale, Northvale, Oakland, Ramsey, Emerson, Englewood, Fair Lawn, New Milford. Paramus and Palisade Park.