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Salmonella in Chocolate Forces Recall

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Kraft Foods has announced a recall of Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares. The chocolate may have been contaminated with salmonella. 24,000 cases of baking chocolate is affected by the recall.

The recall came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected salmonella in some packages of Baker’s Premium, Kraft said. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps, and can create life-threatening infections in people with weakened immune systems.

Kraft has had no reports of consumers getting ill from the affected baking squares, said Cathy Pernu, a Kraft spokeswoman.

The baking chocolate was made in Canada. It comes in six-ounce packages. If you have the recalled chocolate do not use it and throw it away.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.