Dunkin' stops selling hot chocolate as a precaution
Dunkin' Donuts, the Canton-based coffee-and-baked-goods chain, said that it will temporarily stop selling hot chocolate and Dunkaccino beverages as a precautionary measure after one of its suppliers learned that some of its equipment might be contaminated with Salmonella.
Dunkin' Donuts emphasized that its decision was voluntary and precautionary.
"We have confirmed that no Dunkiní Donuts products were contaminated," the chain said in a statement. "However, we have made the decision to temporarily withdraw the beverages from our stores to ensure the safety of our customers. No other Dunkiní Donuts products were subject to this withdrawal. We expect to have these products back in stores shortly, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused our customers."
The supplier is the Plainview Milk Products Cooperative of Plainview, Minn.
Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a press release about Plainview recalling some products because of potential Salmonella contamination.
To read the FDA's press release, please click here.
In a news story from yesterday, Reuters noted that Plainview said then that there have been no reports of illness related to its products.