A couple of years ago, Hershey Canada Inc. recalled some of its candy due to possible salmonella contamination. Now some of that same candy is showing up on store shelves in the Toronto area.
That prompted this action over the weekend: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Hershey Canada warned the public that certain Hershey chocolate products previously recalled on November 12, 2006, have been found for sale in a small number of independent retail outlets in the Etobicoke, North York, Niagara Falls, and Oshawa areas in Ontario.
No candy in Halloween packaging is involved. And, while nobody is known to have gotten sick from the recalled candy, health officials say the salmonella contamination remains a serious threat.
The CFIA believes that some Hershey products recalled in 2006 re-entered the marketplace through improper channels and reached a number of local, independent distributors, who are supplying small variety stores in the Greater Toronto Area.
Consumers are advised to check the codes on all Hershey products in their possession and before purchasing to ensure they do not bear codes that begin with numbers ranging from 6417 to 6455 inclusively. No other product is affected.
The CFIA advises all retailers and wholesalers to check their Hershey chocolate products and remove any product with affected codes from distribution immediately.
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