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HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - VARIOUS CADBURY PRODUCTS IMPORTED FROM ENGLAND MAY CONTAIN SALM

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By Q'sMommy on Tue, 06-27-06, 16:50

HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - VARIOUS CADBURY PRODUCTS IMPORTED FROM ENGLAND MAY CONTAIN SALMONELLA BACTERIA

OTTAWA, June 26, 2006 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Cadbury Schweppes are warning the public not to consume the various Cadbury products,
manufactured in Britain, described below because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

All lots and Best Before dates of the following products, imported from England, are affected by this alert:

250g Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish
250g Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel
250g Cadbury Dairy Milk Mint
Cadbury Dairy Milk 8 Chunk
1kg Cadbury Dairy Milk
105g Cadbury Dairy Milk Button Easter Egg
Cadbury Freddo 10p

These products may have been distributed nationally by various importers. The CFIA is working with the importers to remove the affected products from the marketplace.

This CFIA alert is initiated in response to a recall by Cadbury Schweppes Plc, England. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that these products may have been
contaminated with Salmonella.

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 food contaminated with this bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young
children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis
may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:

Cadbury Consumer Relations Line 1 866 782-3267;
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 [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca./english/corpaffr/foodfacts/fftoce.shtml#tipcon."]www.inspection.gc.ca./english/corpaffr/foodfacts/fftoce.shtml#tipcon.[/url]

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