Remember 100 Candy Stores in Canada and You Can Get Really Sick

You better check your pantry if you have a sweet tooth. On April 29, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced in a press release that Foodfest International 2000 Inc. is withdrawing approximately 100 types of Elite-branded confections due to possible bacterial contamination salmonella.

“Food contaminated with bacteria salmonella it doesn’t necessarily have any visible deterioration or suspicious smell, but it can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems can contract serious and sometimes fatal infections.

Common symptoms are fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In the long run, the disease can lead to complications like a severe form of arthritis.

Please note that these products have been sold nationwide and that the information on the label may be written in English or Hebrew.

If you have these products at home, it is recommended to throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.

Here is the full list of affected bakeries:

  • “50% Cocoa Chocolate Chips” 250g
  • ‘Nimnims – Milk chocolate candies in the shape of a colored button’ 170g
  • Chocolate Fingers 96g
  • Chocolate Fingers with Lentil 96g
  • “Chocolate Fingers stuffed with Sour Cream”
  • “PesekZman Classic – Hazelnut and Cocoa Paste” 350g
  • Snap – White and Milk Chocolate Bar with Wafer 45g
  • “PesekZman 4 Play” 40g
  • “PesekZman Milk Chocolate Bar Stuffed with Crispy Wafer and Fluffy Hazelnut Cream” 40g
  • “Twist” 28g
  • “Biscuit Crunch Milk Chocolate Biscuit & Cream” 100g
  • “Mini Biscuit Crunch Milk and Cream Chocolate Biscuit” 20g
  • 100g unsweetened semisweet chocolate
  • “Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate” 100g
  • “Extra Creamy Vanilla and Cookies” 100g
  • “Sweet@Midnight Crispy Biscuit with White Chocolate Layer” 200g
  • “Sweet@Midnight – Crunchy Biscuit with Milk Chocolate Layer” 200g
  • “Shtix Reva Le Sheva – Hazelnut” 97g
  • “Sweet@7 – Reva Le Sheva Hazelnut Mousse” 100g
  • “Sweet@7 – Reva Le Sheva Halva – Tahini Cream Mousse” 100 g
  • “Reva Lesheva” 140g
  • Sweet@7 White Chocolate Covered Wafer Roll 120g
  • “Sweet@7 – Laminated Milk Chocolate Wafer with Hazelnut Cream” 120g
  • “Gluten Free Chocolate Wafers – Chocolate Flavor Wafers” 400g
  • Wafer Trafels 87.5g
  • Gluten-free wafers – 200g chocolate flavored wafers
  • Wafers – 200g chocolate flavored wafers
  • “Choco Log Milk – Milk Chocolate Bar” 25g
  • “Shtix – Milk chocolate sticks filled with cream and chocolates” 96g
  • “Shtix – Milk chocolate sticks filled with chocolate-flavored cream and button-shaped chocolate bonbons” 96g
  • “Shtix – Milk chocolate sticks filled with cream” 96g
  • “PesekZman Big Bite” 52g
  • “PesekZman Classic” 45g
  • PesekZman Wafer Rolls 40g
  • Milk chocolate bar filled with strawberry flavored cream 50g
  • Tortit – Coated Wafer Stuffed with Almond Cream 40g
  • “Snap – Milk Chocolate Bar with Wafer” 45g
  • “Taami” 40g
  • “White Taami” 40g
  • “PesekZman Ultimate – Wafer Covered in Milk Chocolate with Cream Caffé Latte” 35g
  • “PesekZman Ultimate – Wafer Covered in Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Cream” 35g
  • “Cookies and Caramelized Hazelnuts Mix – Milk Chocolate with Cookies and Caramelized Hazelnuts” 95g
  • “Coco – Coconut Bar with Milk Chocolate” 45g
  • “Mix Cookies and Chocolates in the Shape of Button – Milk Chocolate with Cookies and Chocolates in the Shape of Button” 95g
  • “Nutty Cream – Milk Chocolate Bar filled with Hazelnut Cream” 45g
  • “Milk Chocolate” 100g
  • 100g semisweet chocolate
  • White Chocolate 100g
  • “Milk Chocolate with Praline Cream” 100g
  • “White Chocolate Strawberry – White Chocolate and Milk Bar Stuffed with Strawberry Flavor Cream” 100g
  • “Strawberry Chocolate with Milk – Milk Chocolate Bar Stuffed with Strawberry Flavor Cream” 100g
  • Chocolates filled with chocolate tablets 90g
  • Milk chocolate with button bonbon 100g
  • White chocolate with biscuit pieces 100g
  • “Collection Finest Bittersweet Chocolate 70%” 100g
  • “Collection Finest Bittersweet Chocolate 85%” 100g
  • Aerated Milk Chocolate 85g
  • “Wafer Rolls and Coconut Mix” 95g
  • “Choc Truffles Forest Fruit/berry” 100 g
  • “Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut and Almond Pieces” 100g
  • Milk chocolate with hazelnut pieces 100g
  • “Blondy Hazelnut Cream – Caramelized White Chocolate Bar with Hazelnut Cream” 100g
  • “Blondy Cream – Caramelized White Chocolate Bar with Sour Cream” 100g
  • “Pesek Zman – White Chocolate and Caramelized Milk Filled with Wafer and Cream” 45g
  • “Mix – Mini Pesek Zman Classic, Mini Snap, Mini Log” 190g
  • “Mix – Mini Pesek Zman Classic, Mini Snap, Mini Chocolate Log” 390g
  • “Mini Tablet Chocolate Bars” 400g
  • “Mini PesekZman Classic – Milk Chocolate Bar with Wafer and Hazelnut Cream” 400g
  • “Tuv Taam – Wafer Coated with Chocolate Flavor Filling” 600g
  • “Mini Snap – Milk Chocolate Bar with Wafer” 400g
  • “Mini Chocolate Log – Milk Chocolate Bar” 400g
  • “Mini Nut Cream – Milk Chocolate Bar with Hazelnut Cream Filling” 200g
  • “Mini Coconut Cream” 200g
  • 15g milk chocolate gold coins
  • 15g bittersweet chocolate coins
  • Chocolate flavored paste 500g
  • Sugar-free blueberry flavor chewing gum 28g
  • Sugar-free chewing gum mint flavor and must 28g
  • Sugar-free chewing gum flavored with peppermint 28g
  • Sugar-free chewing gum flavored with mustard 28g
  • Sugar-free chewing gum flavored with mustard – Kitniot 28g
  • Cherry flavored chewing gum sugar free 28g
  • Sugar-free Grape Bubble Gum Bazooka 28g
  • “Bazooka Tutti Frutti Gum Flavor No Sugar” 28g
  • Sugar-free Bazooka Chewing Gum 28g
  • Sugar-free Bazooka Chewing Gum 66g
  • Sugar-free chewing gum flavored with mustard 66g
  • Refreshing sugar free mint chewing gum 66g
  • Chewing gum without sugar flavored in cubes of must 58g
  • “Bazooka Cubes Bazooka Sugar Free Bubblegum Flavor” 58g
  • Peppermint-flavored sugar-free chewing gum in wort cubes 58g
  • Refreshing mint chewing gum 66g
  • Mint flavor chewing gum 66g
  • Grape flavored chewing gum 66g
  • Bazooka Flavor Gum 180g
  • Strawberry flavor chewable chocolates 200g
  • Strawberry flavor chewable chocolates 600g

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