Tristar Food Recalls Ferrari Chocolate Due to Undeclared Peanuts and Aflatoxins
Tristar Food Wholesale
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Jersey City, NJ June 6, 2007 -- Tristar Food Wholesale, 115 Amity Street, Jersey City, NJ 07304 is recalling Ferrari Chocolate because it contains undeclared peanuts. People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The candy also contains aflatoxins in excess of the Food and Drug Administration's action level of 20 parts per billion. Aflatoxins are by products of certain fungi and, with chronic exposure, are potential carcinogens.
The recalled Ferrari Chocolates, a product of China, is distributed in 280g and 240g per box. The Ferrari chocolate was sold in New York City and in New Jersey.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by the Department's food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared peanuts and aflatoxins in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased Ferrari chocolate should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 201-938-2590 for Michael.