G&J Cocoa Recalled Because of Melamine

Canadian Firm Recalls G&J Cocoa Gift Items That May Contain Melamine

Medically Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on December 23, 2008
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Dec. 23, 2008 -- A Canadian company, Dorsey Marketing Inc. (DMI), is recalling certain G&J Gourmet Market cocoa products sold at Big Lots and Shopko stores nationwide because they may contain melamine, a chemical that can cause kidney disease.

The recall involves the following products:

  • G&J Hot Cocoa Stuffer Item 120144 (UPC 061361201444). This hot cocoa product was sold in small green and blue boxes with a backer card, candy cane, and marshmallows.
  • G&J His and Hers Hot Cocoa Set Item 120129 (UPC 489702201296). This cocoa product was sold with two ceramic mugs in a brown box.
  • G&J Cocoa item 120126, sold in two flavors: French Vanilla Cocoa (UPC 061361201260, sold in a small green bag with a whisk attached) and Double Chocolate Cocoa (UPC 061361201260, sold in a small pink bag with a whisk attached).

"No injuries have been reported and only a few samples, have, in fact been found to include melamine," DMI states in a news release posted on the FDA's web site.

If you have any of those recalled products, return them to the store where you bought them for a refund. Questions? Call DMI's Tim Acheson at 888-645-1053 Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, or email DMI at [email protected]

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