Elite Chocolate Releases Complete List of Recalled Products Over Salmonella Contamination
Strauss Elite has released a complete list of products involved in its voluntarily recall of Elite branded products.
The complete list of recalled products include Elite Chocolate, Cakes, Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Chewing Gum and Toffee Candies, including all product codes currently on the US market.
This recall does not pertain to all Elite coffee items.
The reason for the recall is the potential contamination with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected
aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The products are being recalled as they were manufactured in a facility in which Salmonella was detected
in the production line and in the liquid chocolate that is used for the production of the finished products.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
To see a full list of recalled products, see the attached press release below: