Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

November 12, 2006 06:10 ET

CFIA: Health Hazard Alert-Certain Chocolate Products Made by Hershey Canada Inc. May Contain Salmonella Bacteria

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 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.



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Brand Name Product Name Size
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HERSHEY CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips 270 gram
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HERSHEY'S Creamy Milk Chocolate With Almonds 43 gram
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HERSHEY'S Creamy Milk Chocolate 45 gram
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OH HENRY! OH HENRY! 62.5 gram
62.5g / 4 bars
145 gram
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OH HENRY! Bites 130 gram
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OH HENRY! Peanut Butter 60 gram
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HERSHEY CHIPITS Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 350 gram
2 kg
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HERSHEY CHIPITS Semi-Sweet Mint Chocolate 300 gram
Chips
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HERSHEY Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 300 gram
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HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate 45 gram
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HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate with 43 gram
Almonds
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REESE Peanut Butter Cups 51 gram
68 gram
51 gram / 4 bars
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LOWNEY Cherry Blossom 45 gram
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GLOSETTE Peanuts 45 gram
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GLOSETTE Almond 42 gram
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GLOSETTE Raisin 50 gram
145 gram
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HERSHEY'S Chocolate Shell Topping 177 ml
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EAT-MORE Dark Toffee Peanut Chew 56 gram
56 gram / 4 bars
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LOWNEY Bridge Mix 52 gram
340 gram
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HERSHEY Assorted 16 count 728 gram
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HERSHEY Assorted 50 count 2.5 kg
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HERSHEY CHIPITS Mini Chocolate Chips 300 gram
10 kg (Bulk)
175 gram
500 gram
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HERSHEY CHIPITS Chocolate Chip Bulk 10 kg (Bulk)
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Not Nut Roll 5 kg (Bulk)
Applicable
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HERSHEY Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 10 kg (Bulk)
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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 www.inspection.gc.ca./english/corpaffr/foodfacts/fftoce.shtml#tipcon.

For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media enquiries:
    John Long
    The Hershey Company
    (717) 508-3237
    or
    Media enquiries:
    Stephanie Moritz
    The Hershey Company
    (717) 508-3238
    or
    Garfield Balsom (English)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 760-4232
    or
    Marie-Andree Lefebvre (French)
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    (613) 760-4044