In a latest development, coconut based candy producer, Island Delights has issued a nationwide, voluntary recall of 492 Bags of its Coconut Haystack Candy due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens. According to reports from the company, the recall was initiated by the company after being mandated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is important to underline here that the Ohio Department of Agriculture made a routine audit of the manufacturing unit of the company on January 7 2013 and found violations of certain federal rules.

According to the recall issued by the company and the United States Food and Drug Administration, the affected lots of the Coconut Haystack Candy contain milk that is not declared on the product label. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled units were distributed to retail stores and through mail orders in the states of AZ, CA, FL, MA, MN, MS, NC, NY, SC, TX, VA, WA & WY, between January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. According to reports no other products are involved.

The details of the affected products are given below:

Name

Size

Lot

UPC

Maple Coconut Haystacks 2 oz 13410400.02 0 19694 19020 1
Maple Coconut Haystacks 4 oz 13410400.04 0 19694 19040 9
Maple Coconut Haystacks 8 oz 13410400.08 0 19694 19080 5
Maple Coconut Haystacks 2 lb 13410402.00 No Bar code
Chocolate Almond Coconut Haystacks 2 oz 13413100.02 0 19694 71020 1
Chocolate/Almond Coconut Haystacks 4 oz 13413100.04 0 19694 71040 9
Chocolate/Almond Coconut Haystacks 8 oz 13413100.08 0 19694 71080 5
Chocolate/Almond Coconut Haystacks 2lb 13413102.00 No Bar Code
Coffee Coconut Haystacks 2 oz 13411300.02 0 19694 60020 5
Coffee Coconut Haystaks 4 oz 13411300.04 0 19694 60040 3
Coffee Coconut Haystacks 8 oz 13411300.08 0 19694 60080 9
Almond Coconut Haystacks 8 oz 13413000.02 0 19694 70020 2
Almond Coconut Haystacks 4 oz 13413000.04 0 19694 70040 0
Almond Coconut Haystacks 8 oz 13413000.08 0 19694 70080 6
Almond Coconut Haystacks 2 lb 13413002.00 No Bar code

The company has received no reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to the consumption of this product but still the recall was initiated to ensure safety of its consumers. However, Food Island Delight has expressed its willingness to help the federal agency in every respect and has said is committed to producing safe, quality food products that customers can enjoy at home every day. Customers may return affected product to the retailer where it was purchased for full refund or call Gregory Miller or Ann Crall at 1- 800-866-887-4100, M-F 9:00 am-5:00 pm EST.