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Monday, May 01, 2006

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A recall of lead-tainted chocolate made for a difficult April at Dagoba Chocolate. The organic chocolatier found traces of lead in batches of its Eclipse, Los Rios and Prima Materia chocolate products and announced a recall to stores and customers for the 40,000 pounds of potentially affected chocolate.

 

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