Not-so-sweet chocolate recall

Multiple companies have pulled chocolate products after learning that one of their suppliers, GKI Foods, had issued a recall because of undeclared milk in its dark chocolate. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

Products pulled as a result of the GKI recall include:

New American Food Products LLC of Methuen, Mass., is recalling a variety of dark chocolate products sold at CVS and other stores nationwide. Pulled products include CVS Gold Emblem Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans sold in 2.25 ounce and 5 ounce packages and CVS Gold Emblem Dark Chocolate Covered Ginger, sold in 9 ounce packages. A full list is available by visiting Consumers with questions may contact New American Food Products LLC at 978-682-1855.

Setton International Foods Inc. of Commack, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling select dark chocolate almonds and dark chocolate raisins products sold at Price Chopper and Market Basket stores in several states including Connecticut. A full list of pulled products is available at Consumers with questions may contact Setton International Foods Inc. at 800-227-4397.

Dutch Valley Food Distributors Inc. of Myerstown, Pa., is recalling 11-ounce Dark Chocolate Almonds and 11-ounce Dark Chocolate Cashews sold in 26 states including Connecticut. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-733-4191.

Ponchos pulled for strangulation

JW Crawford is recalling about 1,300 kids’ rain ponchos because a drawstring in the poncho’s hood poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

No injuries have been reported from the products to date. The recall involves kids’ waterproof hooded rain ponchos sold in clear, red and blue. The products were sold through and from May 2016 through July 2016 for about $12 for a 6-pack and $17 for a 12-pack.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled ponchos away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the poncho to the firm for a full refund. Call 844-222-2812, email or, online, visit and click on the Recall tab located at the top of the page for more information.

—Amanda Cuda