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Kraft Foods Recalls Baker's Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares Because of Possible Health Risk


Cathy Pernu


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Northfield, IL -- October 3, 2007 -- Kraft Foods has issued a recall in the U.S. for Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares (6 oz.) with a UPC Code 0043000252200 and four best when used by dates:

31 MAR 2008 XCZ 
01 APR 2008 XCZ

02 APR 2008 XCZ
03 APR 2008 XCZ

This product may be contaminated with Salmonella, (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness).

Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.

The product was distributed nationwide. Consumers should not consume the recalled product and should discard any product they may have.

The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that detected the presence of Salmonella in some packages of Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares (6 oz.). The company is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.

This recall is only for Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares (6 oz.). No other varieties of Baker’s White Chocolate or any other Baker’s products sold in the United States are impacted by this recall.

Consumers can contact the company at 1-800-310-3704 with any questions they may have or to request reimbursement for purchased product.


Photo: Baker's Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares

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