Dagoba Chocolate launches recall
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About 40,000 pounds of sweets and chocolate products manufactured by Dagoba Organic Chocolate, have been recalled, because they may contain high levels of lead. No illnesses have been reported. If a child or fetus is exposed to high lead levels on a routine basis, permanent damage to the central nervous system can occur. The products were distributed through wholesale food distributors and through stores that sell organic, natural or specialty foods, and on some Internet sites. Dagoba is located in Ashland, Oregon.
On the internet site of Dagoba it says: “Because we take this matter extremely seriously, we are instituting a recall to remove all of these products from the marketplace as quickly as possible. This is an isolated situation – limited only to specific lots of Eclipse 87 %, Los Rios 68 % and Prima Materia 100 %. We have thoroughly tested the cocoa used in all of our other products, and it is safe. We have carefully reviewed our manufacturing practices and know that they do not contribute to lead levels. Thus, we can guarantee that all other Dagoba products are within accepted FDA guidelines.
Please know that we are committed to addressing this problem and ensuring that this does not happen again. … Because we take this matter extremely seriously, we are instituting a recall to remove all of these products from the marketplace as quickly as possible.”