Clasen Quality Chocolate Inc. of Madison, WI,  is recalling 4,383,201 pounds of chocolate and confectionery products because of potential Salmonella contamination.

According to the details posted by the Food and Drugs Administration, the recall was initiated on May 3, 2024, and is ongoing.

The recalled products were distributed in California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Washington.

About Salmonella infections
Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others. 

Recalled products:

Milk Chocolate Crunch Bulk OTBD, Item # 56546

  • Product Quantity: 844,740 lbs
  • Code Information: 4046T216OTBD, 4051T208OTBD, 4051T212OTBD, 4059T209OTBD, 4059T217OTBD, 4059T231OTBD, 4070T229OTBD, 4071T216OTBD, 4071T218OTBD, 4080T212OTBD, 4081T219OTBD, 4089T229OTBD, 4093T208OTBD, 4093T209OTBD, 4094T229OTBD, 4107T208OTBD, 4107T224OTBD, 4107T227OTBD, 4117T204OTBD

4M Caramel Flavored Confectionery Drop, Item # 61661 (R&D Sample)

  • Product Quantity: 1 lb
  • Code Information: LAB-015188

Milk Chocolate Flavored Confectionery Coating Bulk (MB), Item # 60692

  • Product Quantity: 87,045 lbs
  • Code Information: 4103T225OTBD, 4104T229OTBD, LAB-015025

Milk Chocolate Wafer, Item # 51407 (R&D Sample)

  • Product Quantity: 30 lbs
  • Code Information: LAB-014915

1057556 Milk Chocolate Flavored IC Coating, Item # 56546. Bulk tanker

  • Product Quantity: 2,667,280 lbs
  • Code Information: 4042T207OTBD, 4042T223OTBD, 4042T226OTBD, 4043T210OTBD, 4043T217OTBD, 4045T205OTBD, 4046T224OTBD, 4050T205OTBD, 4050T206OTBD, 4050T210OTBD, 4052T207OTBD, 4053T221OTBD, 4054T223OTBD, 4055T225OTBD, 4055T227OTBD, 4055T230OTBD, 4057T208OTBD, 4057T222OTBD, 4060T220OTBD, 4060T221OTBD, 4065T217OTBD, 4060T226OTBD, 4063T206OTBD, 4064T218OTBD, 4064T220OTBD, 4064T231OTBD, 4065T224OTBD, 4067T213OTBD, 4068T219OTBD, 4068T225OTBD, 4070T208OTBD, 4070T226OTBD, 4070T230OTBD, 4085T209OTBD, 4085T217OTBD, 4088T211OTBD, 4089T212OTBD, 4089T225OTBD, 4090T223OTBD, 4092T213OTBD, 4093T203OTBD, 4094T201OTBD, 4094T219OTBD, 4098T204OTBD, 4098T217OTBD, 4101T208OTBD, 4102T213OTBD, 4104T219OTBD, 4105T214OTBD, 4106T209OTBD, 4106T226OTBD, 4107T206OTBD, 4108T216OTBD, 4108T217OTBD, 4108T231OTBD, 4111T220OTBD, 4111T226OTBD, 4112T227OTBD, 4112T230OTBD, 4113T223OTBD, 4114T225OTBD

White Chocolate Wafer, Item # 59152. Net Wt. 50 lbs (22.68kg)

  • Product Quantity: 74,050 lbs
  • Code Information: 4094WH73CL11, 4094 WH74CL11

NGMO White Confectionery Wafer, Item # 60975. Net Wt. 25 lbs (11.34kg)

  • Product Quantity: 38,675 lbs
  • Code Information: 4075WH78CL12

1085343 10M Milk Chocolate Flavored Confectionery Drop (MB), Item #: 56074. Net Wt. 25lbs (11.34kg)

  • Product Quantity: 18,800 lbs
  • Code Information: 4074CH60CL15

Snow White Chocolate, Item #: 60949. Bulk tanker

  • Product Quantity: 178,460 lbs
  • Code Information: 4057WH31OTBD, 4093WH34OTBD, 4101WH32OTBD, 4114WH31OTBD

Milk Chocolate Flavored Confectionery Coating (MB), Item #: 58710. Bulk tanker

  • Product Quantity: 474,120 lbs
  • Code Information: 4055CH90OTBD, 4056CH91OTBD, 4056CH93OTBD, 4044T202OTBD, 4045T227OTBD, 4050T215OTBD, 4051T227OTBD, 4051T225OTBD, 4052T226OTBD, 4053T224OTBD, 4056T228OTBD

Consumers and retailers should not use this product. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to their place of purchase.

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