Posted on: April 29, 2010
A new recall shows not even organic sweets are safe from potential food poisoning.
Hershey Co.-owned Dagoba Organic Chocolate is recalling their new moon rich dark chocolate with 74% cacao sold in .32 ounce squares because it could be contaminated with Salmonella.
Twenty-two cases of the potentially tainted sweets were sold online and in stores nationwide after October 27, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Of the 33 cases being pulled, all but 10 have been removed from the market. The cases contained 12 boxes with 36 squares in each.
It is unknown where the chocolate was shipped or sold. The FDA has also not reported where the testing was performed and if other Dagoba chocolate was tested for Salmonella, according to news reports .
As an attorney, I’m glad to hear that no reports of illness from the chocolate have yet to be reported. I advise anyone who has purchased or received the chocolate throw it out or return it immediately. A salmonella infection is potentially life-threatening and symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 7-8 hours after infection. Symptoms may be more severe in young and elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.