Chocolate Chips Recalled Nationwide

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Packs of semi-sweet chocolate chips sold under the Kroger ( KR) Value brand are being recalled due to allergy risks.

The semi-sweet chocolate chips, supplied by Barry Callebaut USA, contain milk protein that may cause allergic reactions.

The reactions could be serious or even life-threatening for those with milk protein allergies.

The chocolate chips were sold in Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger, Dillon's and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Jay C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana; Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana.

More details of the recall can be obtained via phone at 1-866-678-5231.

Shares of Kroger are 0.1% lower at $21.72 in midday trading.

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