Target Emergency Leads to Nationwide Recall

Target Emergency Leads to Federal Recall

( – Target announced the launch of a new company-owned brand called Favorite Day in March 2021. On February 14, 2023, one of the product line’s manufacturers announced a voluntary recall of one of its items to avert a possible medical emergency due to labeling issues. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted the notice on its website as a public service.

The recall involves Milk Chocolate Covered Caramels with Nonpareils distributed to Target stores for Valentine’s Day sales. The company, Silvestri Sweets, issued the recall due to a labeling issue involving an “undeclared pecan allergen.” The announcement explained that individuals who suffer from allergies to tree nuts could experience a “serious or life-threatening” reaction if they consume the product.

It’s unclear when the product line hit Target stores, but companies typically stock the shelves with Valentine’s Day candies and other related items shortly after Christmas. The recall announcement noted the products were distributed nationwide.

The candies are in 8-ounce stand-up pouches with an image of the chocolates on a pink background on the lower half of the package. The bags included in the voluntary recall include lot number 33822 with a best-by date of 07 DEC 2023 stamped below the UPC barcode on the back of the package.

The announcement advised that the company initiated the recall after discovering the product was distributed in pouches that failed to list the presence of tree nuts as an ingredient. A subsequent internal investigation revealed a “temporary breakdown in the company’s… packaging process” may have caused the labeling issue.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact Silvestri Sweets Target Relations at 1-630-232-2500 or 1-800-440-0680, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:40 p.m. CST.

Likewise, consumers who purchased the recalled item can contact Target Guest Relations 24/7 at 1-800-440-0680 for a refund.

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