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Chocolates sold in Illinois have been recalled

The holidays are often a time of overindulgence for many Illinois residents. People stop counting calories and start enjoying their meals. From fancy dinners to a barrage of baked goods, the holidays are all about eating. But, this can be a problem for individuals with severe food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

In order to help keep people safe, manufacturers of food are required to list ingredients on their packages. This helps individuals understand which foods they can eat and which they need to avoid. Recently, Dove Brand Chocolates has had to recall some of their products that have been sold in Illinois. The 24-ounce bag of Dove chocolate assortments were sold throughout the country without proper allergy and ingredient warnings.

According to reports, around 6,700 cases of the chocolate could contain allergens, including eggs, wheat and peanuts. However, these ingredients were not listed on the packages. This could make the chocolates extremely dangerous for people with severe food allergies. Illinois residents are urged to return packages of these chocolates to local retailers. At this point, no one has been hurt from the chocolates.

People who are exposed to allergens can have severe reactions. When these allergic reactions are caused by a negligent manufacturer, a products liability lawsuit may be necessary. In such a lawsuit, victims can receive compensation for their injuries. Negligent parties can be held responsible for dangerous products.

Compensation in these cases can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. It is a manufacture's responsibility to ensure that their products are safe, and people who have been hurt by these products need to know their legal rights.

Source: WQAD, "Dove brand chocolates recalled, ingredients missing from label," Katrina Lamansky, Dec. 20, 2015

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