Confectionery products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination


Dozens of products sold under the Elite brand are being recalled in Canada over concerns of salmonella contamination.

Most of the 97 affected products are confectionery, including chocolates, candies and gum.

The recall affects all products with codes sold through April 29 inclusive.

A complete list of products can be found on the recall notice web page.

Foodfest International, owner of Elite, focuses on kosher foods. It mainly sells products in Canada, the United States and Israel.

Foods may have been sold nationwide and label information may be in English or Hebrew.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the recall was triggered by a recall in another country. No product-related illnesses have been reported in Canada.

The agency said the product should be discarded or returned to the point of purchase.

The most common symptoms of salmonella are vomiting, fever and diarrhea. The bacteria can be deadly, especially in the elderly and immunocompromised.