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Years-old recalled chocolate surfaces in Toronto stores

Posted: October 31, 2008, 11:48 AM by Chris Boutet


Source of Article:  http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2008/10/31/years-old-recalled-chocolate-surfaces-in-toronto-stores.aspx

Canwest News Service

Hershey chocolate bars recalled nearly two years ago over fears of salmonella contamination have popped up in convenience stores in the Toronto area.

The bars were stolen from a disposal site 18 months ago after Hershey Canada pulled the product from the marketplace following the discovery in November 2007, of salmonella at its plant in Smith Falls, Ont.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed Friday it has seized about 640 of these chocolate bars from five independent corner stores in Etobicoke and North York.

The agency was tipped off from a consumer, said recall specialist Garfield Balsom.

“A two-year-old chocolate bar is going to look like crap. It’s going to be white and old and this is what the consumer found. The consumer opened the bar and it didn’t look very good,” Balsom said Friday.

The affected bars bear codes ranging between 6417 and 6455. The original recall involved candy and chocolate chips under the Hershey, Oh Henry, Reese,
Eat-More, Lowney, Glosette and Pot of Gold brands.

This is the second time the agency has found a batch of the stolen recalled chocolate bars for sale at independent corner stores.

In June, 2007, as a result of another consumer complaint, the CFIA found a number of the recalled chocolate products for sale at a retail store in Lindsay, Ont.

That same month, Toronto police arrested two men in possession of recalled Hershey’s chocolate products.

Balsom said the original recall did not involve any products in Halloween packaging.



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