Giant Eagle Issues Voluntary Recall for not Declaring Peanuts in Chocolate Santas

Giant-Eagle-Chocolate-SantasA voluntary recall has been issued by an area grocery chain on peanut butter-filled chocolate Santas that did not mention peanuts as an ingredient on the label. Giant Eagle has decided to take back 11-ounce packages of Candy Place Chocolate Santas from customers who purchased them in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The company said in a press release that customers who have bought the packages since the beginning of October are eligible for the recall.

The company has said there have been safety concerns over selling of candies, which includes caramel and peanut butter varieties, to people with a peanut allergy.

As of now, the company has not received any complaint of the illnesses. Customers who have been affected by the product can return them to any Giant Eagle location to claim a full refund.

The product has already been taken out of the shelves at all Giant Eagle locations. The UPC code for the 11-ounce packages in question is 3003407341 and includes chocolate, caramel and peanut butter varieties of chocolate candy.

Any question related to the product can be asked to George J. Howe Co at 800-367-4693 from 8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. weekdays. Giant Eagle is also getting directly in touch with consumers who purchased the candy.