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Health Hazard Alert - CERTAIN XAN CONFECTIONS brand PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS may contain Salmonella bacteria
Ottawa, October 12, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Xan Confections brand Peanut Butter Chocolate products described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The following Xan Confections brand products were sold from bulk:
(#093) Milk Mini BigMouth
(#094) Dark Mini BigMouth
(#090) Peanut Butter Crunch LadybuG
(#296) Peanut Butter LadybuG
(#115) Mini Peanut Butter Crunch LadybuG
(#096) Peanut Butter Jewel
(#233) Milk BigMouth
(#232) Dark BigMouth
(#273) Dark Peanut Butter Cup
(#254) Milk Peanut Butter Cup
These products may have been distributed through retail stores nationally and through Internet sales.
The bulk products described above have been sold without UPC or Best By dates. Consumers who have purchased the products from bulk or Internet sales from May 28, 2012 to October 11, 2012, inclusive are advised to check with their place of purchase to determine if their products are affected by this recall.
The CFIA is working with the Canadian importers to remove the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
These products have been recalled by the legal agents in the United States. For more information on these recalls please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may
not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause
salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with
weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections.
In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high
fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term
complications may include severe arthritis.