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Hershey's Is Recalling Its Chocolate Shell Topping

Almost 2,000 bottles were filled with Heath Shell Topping, which contains almonds.

The Hershey Company just issued a voluntary recall for its Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping, because 1,700 bottles were filled with Heath Shell Topping by mistake and therefore contain almonds, according to a recall notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and on the Hershey website. Anyone with an allergy or sensitivity to this nut who unknowingly consumes the product could develop a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.

The 7.25-ounce bottles were shipped nationwide between April 15 and May 3, 2021. No bottles bought before April 15 and no other Shell Topping flavors are involved, and there are no reports of injuries or illnesses. The issue was discovered "due to an isolated error at a contract manufacturing facility," Hershey says, adding that steps were immediately taken so that it doesn't happen again.

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Hershey Chocolate Shell Topping
Courtesy of Hershey

"Consumers who purchased Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping products after April 15 with lot code 25JSAS1 should not consume the product," the company says, noting that instead, customers "should contact Hershey Consumer Relations for a full refund by calling 1-866-528-6848 Monday through Friday from (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST) or visit"

Even a very small amount of almonds or other tree nuts can spark a reaction in someone who is allergic, according to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Symptoms can start a few minutes to a few hours after consumption. Mild symptoms of a reaction to almonds include a stomach ache, runny nose, itchy eyes, hives, and tingling of the lips and tongue.

A few other grocery items are also potentially dangerous to consume right now. Here are 5 Nationwide Grocery Recalls You Need to Know About, and for information on how to keep yourself and your family safe against any potential food recalls and everyday bacteria that can live on surfaces, follow these two steps to sanitize your kitchen.

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Amanda McDonald
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