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November 10, 2006

Hershey Plant in Smith Falls shuts down

A-Channel News reports:

Production has been shut down at the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Smiths Falls, and the company isn’t saying when it will start up again.
Reading a statement from head office in Hershey, Pennsylvania, company spokesman John Long says that during one of several quality checks yesterday "an externally-sourced ingredient that did not meet our standards" was detected. Read more...
Update, Nov 12: There's fear the plant has been contaminated with Salmonella. Hershey brand chocolate bars, chocolate chips, oh Henry! bars, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, and Cherry Blossom Candies are among the affected products. The recalled chocolate and candy can be identified by date codes found on the back of each package. The affected date codes range from 6417 to 6455. Consumers who may have purchased bulk products between Oct. 15 and Nov. 10 should speak with the retailer to see if the products bear the recalled date codes. (via A-Channel)

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