FDA and Anthony-Thomas Candy Company Issue Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg Whites in ‘Filled Easter Eggs’

Anthony-Thomas Candy Company, Columbus, Ohio, is recalling its 6 oz. and 12 oz. packages of Filled Easter Eggs because they may contain egg whites, yellow #5, and yellow #6 that are not declared on the label.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs risk serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The Filled Easter Eggs were sold at retail stores between January 27, 2006 and March 27, 2006 in the following states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The recall includes the following flavors: Coconut Cream, Peanut Butter, Butter Cream, Fruit and Nut, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Fudge Pecan, and Maple Walnut Fudge with production code numbers from 6027 to 6083.

The Easter eggs were recalled after it was discovered that food product containing egg was distributed in packaging that did not state the presence of egg. Egg whites are an ingredient in the decorative flowers on these products.

All distribution of these products has stopped until the company and FDA are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who purchased Anthony-Thomas Chocolates brand 6 oz. and 12 oz. Filled Easter Eggs between January 27, 2006 and March 27, 2006 should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company toll free at 1-877-226-3921.

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