The company Strauss Israel issued a voluntary recall of their Elite brand of confectionery products on April 28, 2022. The recall was issued due to potential contamination of salmonella bacteria found in some of the products currently in the US market. According to the company the recall extends to Elite Chocolate, Cakes, Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Chewing Gum, and Toffee Candies. Although no illnesses have been reported at this time the recall is to ensure that the potentially contaminated products can’t get into the hands of consumers.
Strauss Israel has stated that the majority of the confectionary products were distributed in the kosher market nationally, primarily in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Florida. Some of the products were also sold through Amazon.com, Fresh Direct, Passover.com, and other online retail stores. Consumers who purchased any of the confectionery products listed in the recall list available in the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) announcement of the recall are advised to return them to the place of purchase as soon as possible.
The contamination of the Elite brand products was discovered after traces of salmonella bacteria were found in a facility in which the products were made. According to the FDA announcement on the recall, salmonella was detected in the production line and in the liquid chocolate that is used for the production of the finished products. The company Strauss Israel is working along with the FDA on the recall of the contaminated products.
The biggest cause for concern in the recall is that a large part of the demographic that purchases the potentially contaminated products are children, who can sometimes have serious if not fatal infections due to salmonella bacteria. Consumers who purchased the potentially contaminated products and are experiencing fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are being advised to contact their medical health care provider and get a stool culture to get tested for salmonella infection. Ron Simon, a National Salmonella Lawyer, stated:
“Food poisoning outbreaks are becoming all too common. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that causes salmonellosis, a foodborne illness that can be fatal if left untreated. It is one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses in the world. It is especially dangerous for young children, older adults, or people with compromised immune systems. Food poisoning isn’t just inconvenient—it can be devastating. If you’ve experienced symptoms of salmonella, you need to talk to a salmonella lawyer who can help you file a salmonella claim.”
For more information on the Strauss Israel Elite brand of confectionaries recall, to speak to a Salmonella Lawyer, or to inquire about a Salmonella Lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.