The ‘G Collection’ Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day gift boxes that were available for purchase during limited holiday timeframes in 2009 are being recalled by Godiva Chocolatier, the distributor of the G Collection.
This recall is being issued because one chocolate piece in the G Collection – the Praline Crunch – contains a dry nonfat milk ingredient purchased from Plainview Milk Products Cooperative, which has reported potential salmonella contamination on its equipment. Although the Praline Crunch piece itself has not been found to contain salmonella, as a precaution, the voluntary recall is being issued.
This recall does not affect any Godiva branded products; one chocolate piece within the G Collection was impacted. No other Godiva products contain ingredients supplied by Plainview Milk Products Cooperative.
Consumers can identify these boxes by their distinctive color and shape. Mother’s Day boxes were brown with lime green trim and Valentine’s Day boxes were brown with red trim. The logo, G Collection, is located at the bottom left corner on the top of the box.
The G Collection is a line of hand crafted chocolates that has specific “consume by” dates printed on hangtags for each box to advise consumers of its 6-week shelf-life. While the 6-week shelf life period has long time passed for the Valentine’s Day boxes and has largely passed for the Mother’s Day boxes, Godiva is issuing this announcement as a precautionary measure to ensure consumer safety. To date, over 50 companies that purchase ingredients from Plainview Milk Products have issued similar announcements. There have been no reports of illness.
The G Collection Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day gift boxes were available nationwide in Godiva boutiques and for order through godiva.com and 1-800-9GODIVA.
Consumers should not consume the recalled product and should discard any remaining product they may have. Consumers may contact the company at 1-800-9GODIVA with any questions or to request reimbursement for purchased product.