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If you are a fan of Hershey’s chocolate then you might be in for a shock to learn that they have recalled one of their products after it was found that a chocolate shell topping had been packed without declaring what allergens might be inside.

As a result, 1,700 bottles were affected and had to be recalled. Fortunately, anything that was bought before the 15 of April is not at risk.

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The company discovered the error after a few of their chocolate shell topping bottles were accidentally filled with Heath topping, which contains almonds, and were not declared to have almonds. This meant that the company had to recall the products since tree nuts such as almonds are what the Food & Drug Administration classy as the “Big Eight” in terms of allergens. Others on the list include milk, eggs, peanuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, and soy.

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The recalled bottles that have unlisted allergens were issued to retailers across the nation between the dates of April 15 and May 3, 2021, meaning if you bought a Hershey’s shell topping prior to the 15 then you are fine.

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While Hershey immediately got in contact with the vendors in order to inform them of the recall and get them to immediately remove the item from shelves, there is still a risk some of been purchased.

In case you’re wondering if you may have bought a recalled product, look out for the product code of 25JSAS1. This has been a recall that has only affected Hershey’s chocolate shell topping, and the recall isn’t extended to any other items of theirs. So far, there have been no reports of any injuries or illnesses having occurred as a result of the recalled item.

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If you happen to have the recalled product in your possession, toss it right away and then call Hershey at 1-866-528-6848 for a full refund.