Sunday, November 12, 2006

Hershey Canada Recall : Possible Salmonella Contamination

Hitting close to home, Hershey Canada, which closed its Smiths Falls plant last week, has issued a recall on 25 different products that may have been contaminated with salmonella as a result of 'an externally sourced ingredient'.

This is very bad news for our part of the world; Hershey is a major employer and there has been speculation about the plant's future for a while. The impact of a long shutdown and cleanup operation together with lost sales could help to tip the balance toward closure.

For those whose concern is more on the consumption side of things, the recall notice can be found here.