Sunday, November 12, 2006

Salmonella spurs Hershey’s Canada Recall

There’s early word that some Hershey’s chocolate products in Canada are being recalled because of possible Salmonella bacterial contamination.

If you have any Canadian Hershey’s check the date codes found on the back of each package ? the affected date codes range from 6417 to 6455. (If you want a refresher on what the code means, check out this post, which is about the Mars system, which appears to be the same as the Hershey’s Canada date stamp.)

The affected products include:

- HERSHEY CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips 270 gram

- HERSHEY’S Creamy Milk Chocolate With Almonds 43 gram

- HERSHEY’S Creamy Milk Chocolate 45 gram

- HERSHEY CHIPITS Semi-Sweet 350 gram, Chocolate Chips 2 kg

- HERSHEY CHIPITS Mini 300 gram, Chocolate Chips 10 kg, 175 gram, 500 gram

- HERSHEY CHIPITS Chocolate Chip Bulk 10 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

- HERSHEY Assorted 16 count 728 gram

- HERSHEY Assorted 50 count 2.5 kg, Nut Roll 5 kg

- HERSHEY Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 10 kg

- HERSHEY’S Chocolate Shell Topping 177 ml

- OH HENRY! OH HENRY! 62.5 gram, 145 gram and 4 x 62.5 gram

- OH HENRY! Bites 130 gram

- OH HENRY! Peanut Butter 60 gram

- REESE Peanut Butter Cups 51 gram, 68 gram, 4 x 51 gram

- LOWNEY Cherry Blossom 45 gram

- LOWNEY Bridge Mix 52 gram, 340 gram

- GLOSETTE Peanuts 45 gram

- GLOSETTE Almond 42 gram

- GLOSETTE Raisin 50 gram, 145 gram

- EAT-MORE Dark Toffee Peanut Chew 56 gram, 4 x 56 gram

A reminder - these are CANADIAN products. The Oh Henry bar found in the United States is made by Nestle. There are no reports of illness to date, or any reports about how this was discovered. For any further questions, call the Hershey Consumer Relations line, at 1-800-468-1714

Link to story in the Globe and Mail.

UPDATE 11/16/2006: The contamination seems to have originated in some Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier). There are still no reports that anyone was sickened and the duration of the contaminant in the production line was thankfully short. The Smith Falls, ONT plant remains closed with 300-500 workers laid off as cleanup continues.

The recall doesn’t seem to have put a damper on sales or public opinion of Hershey’s. It does seem a stark contrast to the Cadbury incident earlier this year in the UK.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:40 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     Hershey'sChocolateCanadaNews

  1. We had bought at Mayrands Wholesale a large box of 42 g Glassette Almands, (they are on the Metropolitain near Langelier Blvd.) we jusy tossed it after having three packages, there is anumber6123B 7B I hope I did not toss it for nothing. Robert Lovell, 5719 Eldridge Cote St Luc Quebec, H4W2E1 Was it infected?

    Comment by robert lovell on 11/12/06 at 11:52 am #
  2. That date code was not effected by the recall.
    You did toss it for nothing. haha

    Comment by michael on 11/19/06 at 6:49 pm #
  3. i had a box of glosette peanut candy at a movie theater in vancouver last week, and became horribly sick at home afterwards. my boyfriend and i shared popcorn and soda, but only i had the glosette, and only i got sick.

    Comment by sick on 12/03/06 at 8:43 pm #
  4. I ate a portion of a Hershey Bar 12/26/06 ended up in ICU. Doctor said he had never seen so much bacteria in anyones blood in his long career. I live along and was unable to get to the phone, for 5 days before I could call 911. Doctor said they almost were unable to save my life.

    Comment by Carol Hortman on 5/07/10 at 9:03 pm #
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