Hershey Canada Recalls Select Products

No illnesses reported in possible contamination case

Published in CSP Daily News

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- Hershey Canada Inc., in cooperation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of products produced at its Smiths Falls, Ontario, plant between Oct. 15 and Nov. 10, 2006. The recall of these items is being conducted due to the potential of salmonella contamination associated with an externally sourced ingredient.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of these items, the company said. No Halloween or Christmas items are included in the recall. [image-nocss]

Hershey spokesperson Stephanie Moritz told the Toronto Sun that a minor ingredient used in chocolate making tested positive for salmonella during a recent quality check, sparking the recall. She would not identify the ingredient.

Most of the product in question is already in our control or is being returned from our customers, she added.

A spokesperson for the CFIA said most of the potentially tainted treats had not yet been shipped to stores across the country. The majority of the product is still in their distribution system, in their warehouses and at their facility, there has been a limited amount of product that has been released, Garfield Balsom told the newspaper.

Only the date codes starting with four digits ranging from 6417 to 6455 of the following 25 products are included in the recall:

Chipits milk chocolate chips, 270 gram Hershey's creamy milk chocolate with almonds, 43 gram Hershey's creamy milk chocolate, 45 gram Oh Henry!, 62.5 gram, 62.5 gram/4 bars, 145 gram Oh Henry! bites, 130 gram Oh Henry! peanut butter, 60 gram Chipits semi-sweet chocolate chips, 350 gram, 2 kilo 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 almonds, 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 kilo Chipits mini chocolate chips, 300 gram, 10 kilo (bulk), 175 gram, 500 gram Chipits chocolate chips, 10 kilo Nut Roll, 5 kilo (bulk) Hershey semi-sweet chocolate chips, 10 kilo (bulk)