Recalled chocolates may still be for sale in Ontario
- June 25, 2007 11:31 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Hershey chocolate products that may be contaminated with salmonella might still be on some store shelves, consumers are being warned.
While the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a similar, non-specific warning two weeks ago, officials have since discovered the products for sale in an area of southern Ontario from Lindsay to Hamilton.
Officials say independent distributors, private wholesalers, liquidators and flea markets operating in Ontario may still be selling the products.
Earlier this month, Toronto police arrested two men in possession of eight pallets of Hershey's chocolate products that had been recalled in November. Authorities allege the chocolate was stolen from a recycling depot.
The products had been sent to the facility for disposal after Hershey's Canada recalled its chocolate for possible salmonella contamination.
CFIA and Hershey Canada issued a joint news release on Friday advising people to check chocolate they may have already bought for codes with numbers ranging from 6417 to 6455.
The CFIA is advising all retailers and wholesalers to check their Hershey Chocolate products and remove immediately from distribution any product with the affected codes.
Food tainted with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled, but the bacteria can cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
For more information, call one of the following numbers:
Hershey's 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)
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