Posted July 30, 2014

Chocolate and Carob Drink Mix Recalled Due To Salmonella Risk

On July 25, 2014, CaCoCo, Inc. issued a recall of CaCoCo Original and Global Warrior chocolate drink mixes because they contain organic carob powder which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella infection can produce fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Recalled CaCoCo Original and Global Warrior were sold to California distributors, retail outlets, and farmers markets in 8.14 oz. and 2 lbs. bags. They can be identified by the following:

  • Lot # OG99, UPC Code 091131352113, Expiration Date 10/19/2014
  • Lot # OG100, UPC Code 091131352113, Expiration Date 11/28/2014
  • Lot # OG101, UPC Code 091131352113, Expiration Date 06/18/2015
  • Lot # GW99, UPC Code 091131352076, Expiration Date 10/19/2014
  • Lot # GW100, UPC Code 091131352076, Expiration Date 11/28/2014
  • Lot # GW101, UPC Code 091131352076, Expiration Date 06/18/2015

CaCoCo Orignial contains cacao butter, coconut chrystal nectar, carob, cacao bean paste, cacao powder, lucuma, Himalayan salt, vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne. It is sold as a powder that can be mixed with water to form a chocolate "drink."

See the Review of Cocoa Powders, Extracts and Chocolate for tests of related products.

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