Beacon Journal staff report
Giant Eagle has recalled Candy Place Chocolate Santas because they do not list peanuts as an ingredient.
The individual peanut butter-filled candies say “peanut butter” on the label, but don’t list peanuts in the ingredients. It could cause a serious reaction if consumed by someone who is allergic to peanuts.
The product is safe for those who do not have a peanut allergy.
The affected product was sold in 11-ounce packages with the UPC code 3003407341, and included chocolate, caramel and peanut butter varieties. The product was purchased by approximately 1,100 customers in Giant Eagle supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland since Oct. 1.
No illnesses have been reported. Consumers may return the product to any Giant Eagle for a full refund. Those with questions may call George J. Howe Co., the manufacturer, at 800-367-4693 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or may leave a voice mail at other hours.
Giant Eagle also has been contacting consumers who purchased the candy.