> 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 [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml."]http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/causee.shtml.[/url]
> For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at [url="http://www.inspection.gc.ca."]www.inspection.gc.ca.[/url]
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> Media enquiries:
> John Long
> The Hershey Company
> Stephanie Moritz
> The Hershey Company
> Garfield Balsom (English)
> Canadian Food Inspection Agency
> Office of Food Safety and Recall
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