Artisan Confections Company is voluntarily recalling 33 cases of its Dagoba Organic Chocolate new moon Rich Dark Chocolate 74% cacao 0.32 ounce squares because they may contain Salmonella. No other sizes or Dagoba items are involved in this recall, and there have been no illnesses reported.
Sold nationally online and through natural and specialty food retail outlets since Oct. 27, the products were sold from display boxes labeled with the code 37HLB11, UPC 10474-55509.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, "food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of a food contaminated with Salmonella may cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. These symptoms could be serious and life-threatening in young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems."
Consumers who have purchased the item in question should contact Artisan Confections Consumer Relations at 866-608-6944. between 9 a.m to 4 p.m. EST.
The Daily Green has frequently recommended Dagoba and other organic and Fair Trade chocolates. (This year's green gift guide includes Shaman and Divine chocolates.) Unfortunately, organic food is not immune from food safety recalls.
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