Health Hazard Alert - Baker's White Chocolate Baking Squares may contain salmonella bacteria



    DON MILLS, ON, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - Kraft Canada Inc. is warning the public not
to consume Baker's White Chocolate Baking Squares (170 g) because the product
may be contaminated with Salmonella.
    The affected product, Baker's White Chocolate Baking Squares (170 g), has
a UPC Code 0 66188 00860 3 and two Best Before dates of 08 AL 04 and 08 MA 19.
This product was distributed across Canada.
    There have been no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this
product. No other varieties of Baker's White Chocolate or other Baker's
products are impacted by this recall.
    Consumers should not consume the recalled product and should discard any
product they may have.
    Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled.
Consumption of food contaminated with this 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.

    Kraft Canada Inc. is voluntarily recalling the product from the
marketplace. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been notified of
this recall.

    For more information, consumers and industry can contact Kraft Canada
Inc. at 1-800-816-9432 with any questions they may have or to request
reimbursement for purchased product.





For further information:

For further information: Media Enquiries: Kraft Canada Inc.: Lynne
Galia, (416) 441-5610 (English); Guy Nadeau, (514) 651-3180 (French)

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