The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the results of a study examining 52 dark chocolate products, determining that four of the products had potentially hazardous levels of milk allergens. “The agency found the 12 samples from the four products to have milk allergen levels ranging from 600 ppm to 3,100 ppm,” the announcement states. “The agency determined that, at these levels, the four products held the potential to cause severe reactions in consumers with milk allergy. The FDA took action as warranted to address each of these positives.”

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