Artisan Confections Recalls Dagoba new moon™ Rich Dark Chocolate 74% Cacao 0.32-Ounce Squares Due to Possible Health Risk
What’s the problem?
November 29, 2010 – Artisan Confections Company is recalling a limited quantity of its Dagoba Organic Chocolate new moon Rich Dark Chocolate 74% cacao 0.32 ounce squares because they may contain Salmonella.
The recall involves 33 cases of 0.32 oz squares that were sold nationwide online and through natural/specialty food retail outlets after October 27, 2010. The only affected products were sold from display boxes labeled with the code 37HLB11, UPC 10474-55509.
Important Salmonella Food Poisoning Information
Salmonella food poisoning is a caused by the Salmonella bacterium. It results in the swelling of the lining of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis). Only a small proportion of infected people are tested and diagnosed, and as few as 1% of cases are actually reported.
Anyone may contract Salmonella food poisoning, but the disease is most serious in infants, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. In these individuals, the infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites. Additionally, people who have had part or all of their stomach or their spleens removed, or who have sickle cell anemia, cirrhosis of the liver, leukemia, lymphoma, malaria, louse-borne relapsing fever, or AIDS are particularly susceptible to Salmonella food poisoning.
FDA Recall Announcement
Please visit the FDA website to view the official chocolate recall announcement.
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