White Chocolate Recall

Kraft Recalls White Chocolate Baking Squares: ” WEDNESDAY October 3, 2007 (Foodconsumer.org) — Kraft Foods is reportedly recalling Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares distributed across the United States due to possible contamination of Salmonella, Reuters reported today. The affected product is sold in 6-ounce packages with UPC code 004300025200. “Test when used by” dates printed on package include 31 MAR 2008 XCZ, 01 APR 2008 XCZ, 02 APR2008 XCZ, or 03 APR 2008 XCZ. The recall affects 24,000 cases of the chocolate, but there have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of the product, Kraft spokeswoman Cathy Pernu was cited as saying. The recall was issued after the Food and Drug Administration tested and found salmonella in some 6-oz. packages.”

With all the recalls lately, I wonder if it’s just a matter of companies being more hygenic or perhaps improving the salmonella test itself? Not that I don’t think erring on the side of caution is a good thing, of course.

And Topps, the company that just recalled all that beef, is now going out of business because of the recall – 30 people got sick, and 2 law suits are pending. It’s all just a really bizarre trend, that I hope has a limited shelf life, so to speak.
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