Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping contains almonds

From the FDA today:

The Hershey Company Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared AlmondsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Hershey, PA — September 4, 2008 — The Hershey Company today announced a voluntary recall of 7.25-ounce plastic bottles of Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping because they contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The only 7.25-ounce bottles of Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping affected have the code 69N printed on the back of the bottle below the UPC symbol. The UPC/Bar Code is 346000. The item in question was available for purchase nationwide after July 8, 2008.

No Hershey confectionery items or other shell toppings are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product is completely safe for consumers who do not have an allergy or sensitivity to almonds.

Hershey issued the voluntary recall after a consumer reported the issue. The company immediately investigated and found that a small portion of a Heath’s Shell Topping production run used bottles labeled Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping.

Consumers who have purchased the item in question should contact Hershey Consumer Relations at 1-800-468-1714.

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