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Product Safety Notices & Recalls

At Big Y, our goal is to exceed our customers' evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver World Class service and value. This makes food safety a priority for us. We maintain the highest standards of performance in all areas of our World Class Markets especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Elite Chocolate Recall

April 29, 2022


Strauss Israel of Israel is voluntarily recalling the following Elite branded products: Elite Chocolate, Cakes, Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Chewing Gum and Toffee Candies, including all product codes currently on the US market.   The products are being recalled as they were manufactured in a facility in which Salmonella was detected in the production line and in the liquid chocolate that is used for the production of the finished products. 

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall does not pertain to any Elite coffee items.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience 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.

Upon returning any below listed product to your local Big Y, you will receive a full refund.

The following products are sold at Big Y:


Product Name UPC Size Product Codes
Elite Milk Chocolate Log Bar 7724510175 .88oz All
Elite Milk Chocolate Bar 7724510714 3.5oz All
Elite Bittersweet Chocolate Bar 7724510721 3.5oz All
Elite Milk Chocolate bar 7724510996 3oz All
Elite Bittersweet Chocolate Bar 7724510997 3oz All
Elite Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Bar 7724511082 3.5oz All
Elite Sugar Free Candy Lemon Flavor 81587101057 2.82oz All
Elite Sugar Free Candy Mint 81587101058 2.82oz All
Elite Milk Chocolate Fruit Truffle Bar 81587101110 3.5oz All


Consumer with questions about this recall can call Kayco’s Customer Service at 718-369-4600 or can email them at eliterecall@kayco.com.

More Resources:

Both FSIS and FDA offer free recall email notifications. By clicking on the links on the FSIS and FDA recall pages, you can sign up for email notifications of all recalls. All you need is a valid email address.

Recalls.gov - Your Online Resource for Recalls - http://www.recalls.gov/

FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Current Recalls and Alerts - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp