Gluten-free chocolate chips recalled by Enjoy Life Foods: Celiac disease alert

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Enjoy Life Foods is recalling its Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips because of undeclared allergens. The company has confirmed that some bags of the gluten-free chocolate mini chips have undeclared dried fruits, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. If you are allergic to these ingredients, then the company recommends that you throw away the bag and ask for a refund.

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The recalled Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips are sold in bags of 10 ounces. The affected UPC code is 853522 000306, and the affected best buy date is Jun 18 2016. In an official press release, Enjoy Life Foods shared that the product had undeclared ingredients. Dried fruits, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are included in the bag, but they are not mentioned on the label.

Enjoy Life Foods markets the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips as gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and dairy-free. If you are allergic to the undeclared ingredients in the recalled product, then the company recommends that you throw away the bag and do not eat the chocolate chips. You can call the company at 1-877-807-5633 and ask about refunds.

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The company has shared that at least one person has become sick after eating the recalled chocolate chips. For now, the incident is being labeled as a possible allergic reaction while it is being investigated. Enjoy Life Foods has also received complaints from consumers on social media about finding undeclared ingredients in their bags of chocolate chips.

It is common for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities to have other health issues such as additional allergies or autoimmune disorders. At this time, Enjoy Life Foods states that only one product is affected by the recall. It has explained that some of the seeds and fruit from the Nut Free Trail Mix was accidentally mixed with the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips.

Read more about celiac disease:
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