SAFETY: Tainted chocolate investigation expands
Recalled candy found in stores in Etobicoke, North York,
By TAMARA SHEPHARD
November 04, 2008 12:52 PM
Source of Article: http://www.insidetoronto.ca/article/58615
chocolate recalled two years ago has been found in
Members of the
public alerted the Canadian Food Inspection Agency over the weekend that the
recalled bars were being sold in those two cities — as well as in
“We’re canvassing a much broader area now that we know where the bars have been found,” Garfield Balsom of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said today, Nov. 4. “Hershey’s is also doing its own canvassing.”
pulled Reese peanut butter cups and Oh Henry! bars
from a distribution centre in
have yet to locate any of the chocolate bars in
inspectors seized Oh Henry! bars (both regular and
Rocky Road), Hershey’s dark chocolate almond bars and Reese’s Pieces from
five convenience stores in Etobicoke and
The candy has codes ranging from 6417 to 6455 on the package.
“It gets very deteriorated-looking,” Balsom said of the recalled chocolate. “It’s off-colour, whitish.”
In November 2006, Hershey’s recalled 25 products after salmonella was found in the soy lecithin, an emulsifier, used to make the candy in its Smith’s Falls, Ont. plant.
Salmonella was not found in the chocolate, Balsom said.
The recalled candy includes Hershey’s chocolate chips, milk and dark chocolate bars (with and without almonds), Reese peanut butter cups, Cherry Blossoms, Glosettes, Eat-More bars and Lowney Bridge Mix and other treats.
The federal agency’s consumer alert does not affect snack-sized bars sold in Halloween packaging.
Some of the
recalled chocolate bars were stolen last year from a
Police arrested two men in connection with the crime last year, but haven’t made any arrests since, Balsom said.
Balsom said no illnesses have been reported.
Eating salmonella-contaminated food may cause vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. In young children and the elderly, the bacteria can be deadly.
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