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These Chocolate Bars were Recalled for Undeclared Milk Ingredients

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Did the Easter bunny give you lots of vegan chocolate this weekend? Hopefully, they don’t include unlabelled milk ingredients.

CBC broke the bad news that a British Columbia based chocolate brand, Ross Chocolates, has had products pulled from shelves. Their ‘no sugar added dark chocolate’ bar doesn’t list milk ingredients, but federal food inspectors found that they could include them. It’s this kind of food labelling fraud that has me making my own chocolate treats at home.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued the recall just prior to Easter, in fear that people with milk allergies would buy and consume the supposably dark bars. For most vegans, the realization that you’ve accidentally indulged in something non-vegan can notably be quite stomach turning as well. And the debate on whether or not “may contain” is a good enough reason to stay away has me feeling suspicious yet again.

On its website, the company says it ships millions of these bars worldwide to China, Dubai, Japan and Sweden. That means it’s not only Canadian vegans who should return these bars to the stores they were purchased from.

Not sure who to trust? Check out the companies on our 21 Vegan Chocolates for Valentine’s list, for lots of sure to be milk-free options. 

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  • Ugh. My daughter has a peanut allergy, so we’ve had a few issues with cross contamination and poor labeling. I can’t believe companies pull this stuff – it could kill people, plus it’s dishonest. I hope people will hold them accountable (I haven’t bought anything from Ross, but I doubt I ever will after hearing about this!).

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