(Courtesy of fda.gov and combined sources) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a recall of over 100 kosher candy and chocolate products sold under the Elite brand due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. This came after the food maker behind the products, Strauss Israel, itself announced the voluntary recall.
Elite Chocolate, Cakes, Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Chewing Gum and Toffee Candies, including all product codes currently on the US market, are among the recalled items. This recall does not pertain to all Elite coffee items.
The FDA in a statement noted, “The products are being recalled as they were manufactured in a facility in which Salmonella was detected in the production line and in the liquid chocolate that is used for the production of the finished products.”
The Elite products have been distributed in the kosher market nationally, primarily in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and Florida. Additionally, products have been sold directly to customers via Amazon.com, Fresh Direct, Passover.com and all retailer online sites.
For a full list of recalled products, visit https://tinyurl.com/2uyzeth6 and please note that no other Strauss Israel or Elite products are affected.