More Than 100 Elite Brand Kosher Candy and Chocolate Have Been Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

published May 5, 2022
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Another day, another recall, and this time, it includes one thing I can bet we all love: chocolate. Just recently, Skippy recalled over 160,000 pounds of peanut butter, and there was the ground beef contamination before that. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of a popular chocolate brand.

Strauss Israel is voluntarily recalling some of their popular chocolate snacks, which affects about 100 of their Elite branded products, including their chocolate, cakes, wafers, energy grain snacks, energy chocolate rice cakes, chewing gum, and toffee candies. According to the brand, salmonella was detected in the liquid chocolate used to make these products.

Strauss Israel is one of Israel’s largest food product manufacturers and makers of snacks, coffee, chocolate, and dairy products. Their Elite products have been distributed nationwide, primarily in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, California, and through online retailers like Amazon, Fresh Direct, and more. The company encourages consumers who have purchased any affected Elite brand products to return them for a full refund. 

Though we’re only five months in, it’s been a tough year for chocolate so far. A few weeks ago, Italian chocolate manufacturer Ferrero voluntarily recalled two Kinder chocolates due to possible salmonella contamination.

Worried that your latest Strauss purchase could fall in the category of those affected? A complete list of the products recalled and contact information for Strauss Israel can be found on the FDA’s website