These chocolates can make you sick, so throw them away now

JM Smucker Co. issued a massive recall of JIF peanut butter a few days ago due to Salmonella contamination. Shortly after, the Coblentz Chocolate Company announced a chocolate recall directly linked to contaminated JIF peanut butter. It turns out that Coblentz Chocolate isn’t alone in using JIF as an ingredient in chocolate products. Euphoria Chocolate Company also has its own recall related to JIF.

Recall of the Euphoria Chocolate Company

The company has just announced the recall following the news of the JIF. Euphoria initiated the action with the knowledge of the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall announcement is available from the FDA on this link.

Euphoria is reminiscent of Classic Peanut Butter Truffles and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondants. Additionally, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways are being recalled for the same Salmonella issue as the JIF recall. The company notes that it initiated the recall because the products contain JIF peanut butter which may be contaminated.

Euphoria Chocolate Recall: Product Example. Image sources: FDA

The company began selling the recall chocolate products in Oregon on February 17, 2022. Additionally, they were available in stores until May 20, 2022. They are no longer being sold, which is good news. However, not all products are expired.

Euphoria’s Classic Peanut Butter Truffles have a one month shelf life. Meanwhile, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways and Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways are good for eight months.

The following list should help you easily identify the recalled Euphoria chocolate products:

  • Classic Peanut Butter Truffles 12pk: UPC: 5046907226; Best date range: 03/15/2022 –
    06/20/2022
  • Classic Peanut Butter Truffles 64pk: UPC: 5046907225; Best date range: 03/15/2022 –
    06/20/2022
  • Peanut butter and dark chocolate fudge
    01/10/2023
  • Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondants
    01/10/2023

Salmonella infections

Euphoria makes no mention of illnesses associated with the chocolate products in the recall. However, customers who consume products containing the recalled JIF Peanut Butter are at risk of developing salmonellosis.

Healthy people can experience a range of symptoms after eating foods containing this bacteria. The list includes fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

In addition to this, Salmonella can reach the bloodstream in rare cases. This can lead to arterial infections (infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

While most people recover without specific treatment, certain categories of patients may suffer from more serious illnesses. And salmonellosis can even be fatal in some cases. Young children, frail or elderly people and other people with weakened immune systems are at risk.

Euphoria chocolate recall: Example of product packaging.
Euphoria chocolate recall: Example of product packaging. Image sources: FDA

what you should do

If you believe you have experienced symptoms after consuming products from these JIF-related recalls, you should contact your doctor.

People who have purchased any of the four Euphoria products from the chocolate recall should not eat them. Additionally, the company urges customers to discard products that may contain Salmonella.

There is no mention of refunds in the chocolate recall announcement. However, you can contact Euphoria directly if you have any questions. You will find the contact details in the Press release. In addition, the ad contains additional photos to help you identify the recalled products.

Finally, you need to make sure you are aware of the massive JIF recall. Be sure to avoid products containing peanut butter from the JIF Peanut Butter Recall.

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