Sunday, June 25, 2006

Cadbury chocolates recalled

Cadbury has recalled seven of its products in the UK after some of their products contained traces of salmonella. According to the CDC, people infected with salmonella will develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. From CDC:
The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
Cadbury said in its website that the products recall in the UK is a precautionary measure and it has identified the source of the problem and rectified it. Here in Singapore, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority has recalled seven Cadbury's chocolate milk product lines. From Channel NewsAsia:
While Cadbury said the recall was "purely a precautionary measure", Singapore's AVA has issued a recall alert for Cadbury chocolates that come from the UK.

The chocolates are Dairy Milk Turkish, Dairy Milk Caramel, Dairy Milk Mint, Dairy Milk 8 chunk, Dairy Milk 1 kilogram, Dairy Milk Button Easter Egg and Freddo bars.

AVA has advised consumers who have these products that are made in the UK, to return them to the outlets they had purchased them from.
Click here to view the Cadbury products that are recalled in UK.

(Thanks Jane Lim)

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