Just recieved this in our inbox. We had some of the affected products in our pantry for some baking we were doing today.
HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - CERTAIN CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS MADE BY HERSHEY CANADA INC. MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA
OTTAWA, November 12, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hershey Canada Inc. are warning the public not to consume certain chocolate products described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling these products from the marketplace. This recall does not affect Halloween or Christmas items. However, consumers are advised to check the codes identified below. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Only products with date codes from 6417 to 6455, produced from October 15 to November 10, are affected by this alert. The date codes can be found on the back of each unit.
Brand Name - Product Name - Size
HERSHEY - CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips - 270 gram
HERSHEY'S - Creamy Milk Chocolate With Almonds - 43 gram
HERSHEY'S - Creamy Milk Chocolate - 45 gram OH HENRY! - OH HENRY! - 62.5 gram, 62.5g / 4 bars, 145 gram OH HENRY! - Bites - 130 gram OH HENRY! - Peanut Butter - 60 gram
HERSHEY CHIPITS - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - 350 gram, 2 kg
HERSHEY CHIPITS -Semi-Sweet Mint Chocolate Chips - 300 gram
HERSHEY - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - 300 gram
HERSHEY'S - SPECIAL DARK Chocolate - 45 gram HERSHEY'S - SPECIAL DARK Chocolate with Almonds - 43 gram REESE - Peanut Butter Cups - 51 gram, 68 gram, 51 gram / 4 bars
LOWNEY - Cherry Blossom - 45 gram
GLOSETTE - Peanuts - 45 gram
GLOSETTE - Almond - 42 gram
GLOSETTE - Raisin - 50 gram, 145 gram
HERSHEY'S - Chocolate Shell Topping - 177 ml
EAT-MORE - Dark Toffee Peanut Chew - 56 gram, 56 gram / 4 bars
LOWNEY - Bridge Mix - 52 gram, 340 gram
HERSHEY - Assorted 16 count - 728 gram
HERSHEY - Assorted 50 count - 2.5 kg
HERSHEY - CHIPITS Mini Chocolate Chips - 300 gram, 10 kg (Bulk), 175 gram, 500 gram
HERSHEY CHIPITS - Chocolate Chip Bulk - 10 kg (Bulk)
Not Applicable - Nut Roll - 5 kg (Bulk)
HERSHEY - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - 10 kg (Bulk)
Consumers who may have purchased bulk products during the affected time period should inquire at the place of purchase if they have received the affected codes.
These products may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of a food contaminated with Salmonella may cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long term complications may include severe arthritis. These symptoms could be serious and life-threatening in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.
For more information, consumers and industry may call one of the following numbers:
Hershey Consumer Relations, at 1-800-468-1714.
CFIA, at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
For information on Salmonella, visit the Food Facts web page at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml
For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca