Vegan Meals recalled due to undeclared milk content.

gopicnicGoPicnic has announced the voluntary recall of due to an undeclared milk allergen.

The meals affected are GoPicnic & and Hummus & , containing Professor Zim Zam’s Extraordinary Dark Chocolate with Orange and Dark Chocolate with . The in these meals may contain an undeclared milk allergen.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-­threatening allergic reaction if they consume the chocolate in the voluntarily recalled meals. However, this chocolate is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a . There have been no complaints or issues associated with the non-­chocolate items in these GoPicnic meals.

Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and direct delivery.

Only the lot codes of GoPicnic meals containing the impacted chocolates are being voluntarily recalled. This action does not pertain to the newer updated menus of GoPicnic & or GoPicnic Hummus & that do not contain these specific chocolate items.

The ‘best by’ dates associated with the voluntarily recalled lot codes range from 9/24/2013 to 5/29/2014. Each meal’s ‘best by’ date is located adjacent to the lot code on the back of the meal box.

GoPicnic & Meal -­ lot codes:
10773, 11063, M13107, M23107, M13137, M23137, M13165, M13175, M13182, M23182, M13197, M13201, M23204

GoPicnic Hummus & Meal – lot codes:
10303, 10373, 10383, 10503, 10513, 10523, 10623, 10663, 10793, 10803, 10923, M13106, 11063, M23107, M23143, 11143, M13115, M23136, M23137, M13144, 11483, M13151, M23151, M23152, M23164, M13171, M13176, M23176, M13183, M23183, M13184, M23184

This voluntary recall by GoPicnic Brands is being conducted as the result of a recall of these by G. , Inc., as the chocolate may contain undeclared milk . is a third-­party supplier to GoPicnic Brands, and manufactured the recalled chocolate. The GoPicnic meals containing these were both distributed to U.S. retailers and distributors nationwide and made available for purchase on the Internet between 01/31/13 to 8/27/13. One customer with a known reported feeling sick after consuming the chocolate.

“We sincerely apologize to our valued customers for any inconvenience or concern due to the mislabeled packaging,” said Julia Stamberger, CEO & President of GoPicnic Brands. “The health and safety of our customers is paramount to us and we are committed to providing our customers with safe meals that are produced, sourced and handled responsibly.”

Consumers who have GoPicnic meals in their possession with the specific lot codes involved in the voluntary recall may visit www.gopicnic.com/voluntaryrc12 to request a coupon for a replacement meal. Requests must include the meal lot number, ‘best by’ date, and a photo of a receipt or product package for each meal requesting replacement. Questions should be directed to GoPicnic Brands at 773-­328-­2490 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. -­ 6 p.m. CST, or via email to the Customer Relations Department at service@gopicnic.com. For more information, visit our FAQ about the voluntary recall at www.gopicnic.com/voluntaryrc34.

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