WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A voluntary food recall was issued by The Hershey Company for their Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping products after at least 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with a different product that contains almonds.
- The 7.25-oz recalled bottles were shipped across the country between April 15 and May 3 and bear the product code 25JSAS1.
- Anyone who has an allergy or extreme sensitivity to almonds should avoid the product.
Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping products have been voluntarily recalled by The Hershey Company after a mistake that filled at least 1,700 bottles with Heath Shell Topping, a product that contains almonds.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted the recall notice. According to Hershey’s website, the 7.25-oz bottles which contained almonds were shipped across the country between April 15 and May 3. The bottles bear the product code 25JSAS1.
The recall does not include Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping products that have been purchased before April 15.
Anyone who is allergic or severely sensitive to almonds is warned to avoid the recalled product, as it may cause a life-threatening allergic reaction if consumed.
Consumers should also take note that Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping products contain an allergy warning on the back of the bottle.
The allergy information reads: “Manufactured on the same equipment that processes peanuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.”
According to the recall notice, the incident was caused by “an isolated error at a contract manufacturing facility.” The Hershey Company stated that they have taken “immediate steps” to ensure that the mistake will not happen again.
The company has also “instructed all retailers that received the affected product to immediately remove it from store shelves,” their statement read.
So far, there have been no reports of injury or illness related to the product, the recall notice stated.
Anyone who has bought Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping products after April 15 can get a full refund by contacting Hershey Consumer Relations at 1-866-528-6848. The line is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Consumers can also visit www.askhershey.com.