The Food and Drug Administration released this information this week about the latest food recall:
Kraft Foods has issued a recall in the U.S. for Bakers Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares (6 oz.) with a UPC Code 0043000252200 and four best when used by dates:
- 31 MAR 2008 XCZ
- 01 APR 2008 XCZ
- 02 APR 2008 XCZ
- 03 APR 2008 XCZ
This product may be contaminated with Salmonella, (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness).
Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.
The product was distributed nationwide. Consumers should not consume the recalled product and should discard any product they may have.
The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that detected the presence of Salmonella in some packages of Bakers Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares (6 oz.). The company is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.
This recall is only for Bakers Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares (6 oz.). No other varieties of Bakers White Chocolate or any other Bakers products sold in the United States are impacted by this recall.
Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-310-3704 with any questions they may have or to request reimbursement for purchased product.
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