The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Orthodox
Baking is recalling its 16-ounce packages of Oberlander Gluten Free Brand Chocolate
Kokosh Cake because they contain undeclared almond paste. People who have allergies
to almonds run the risk of serious allergic reactions if they consume this product.
The recalled product was distributed in Rhode Island. RIDOH is working with
retailers to ensure that it is pulled from shelves.
The product comes in a 16-ounce, clear plastic package with a wraparound label. It
is marked with a “last date sale” of April 30th printed on the back of the label and
further identified with UPC #43711 18093 7.
This recall was initiated on April 5, 2017 after a report of an allergic reaction
was investigated by Orthodox Baking. It revealed that the almond paste-containing
cake was distributed in packaging that identified in the ingredient declaration the
presence of “kernel paste” instead of “almond paste.»
Consumers who purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase
for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-
347-450-7077 on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 1PM to 3PM. (The limited availability
is because of the Passover holiday.)