FDA Expands Warning on Diamond Shruumz Products After Multi-State Illness Outbreak

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FDA has broadened its advisory regarding Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies following a recall initiated by Prophet Premium Blends, LLC. The recall, announced on June 27, 2024, affects all flavors of these products due to reported illnesses across multiple states.

Consumer Recommendations

The FDA strongly advises consumers not to eat, sell, or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz chocolate bars, cones, or gummies. Those who have these products at home should discard them immediately or return them to the company for a refund. Parents and caregivers are urged to discuss this advisory with their children, as these products may appeal to younger individuals.

Retailer Guidelines

Retailers are instructed not to sell or distribute any Diamond Shruumz-brand items. They should secure the products and contact Prophet Premium Blends, LLC, to initiate returns and refunds.

Health Guidance

Consumers who experience illness after consuming these products should seek medical attention and inform healthcare providers about recent consumption of Diamond Shruumz items. They can also call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Healthcare providers are encouraged to report illnesses to local health departments and the Poison Help Line.

The Scope of the Outbreak

As of July 1, 2024, 48 illnesses have been reported across 24 states. The affected states include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee. Of those affected, 46 sought medical care, and 27 were hospitalized. One potentially associated death is under investigation.

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Protecting Public Health

Foodborne illnesses pose a significant public health risk. The widespread nature of this outbreak underscores the importance of food safety regulations and the swift action of companies and regulatory bodies when potential hazards are identified.

The Diamond Shruumz recall highlights the need for vigilance among consumers, retailers, and healthcare providers. Contaminated food products can lead to severe health complications, especially when they appeal to vulnerable populations like children and teenagers.

Implications of a Recall

This recall could have broader implications for the food industry. It may prompt stricter oversight and more rigorous testing protocols to prevent similar incidents. Companies might also re-evaluate their safety measures to avoid costly recalls and protect consumer health.

The FDA’s expanded advisory serves as a critical reminder of the importance of food safety. As the investigation continues, consumers should heed the recommendations to ensure their well-being. The FDA and Prophet Premium Blends, LLC, remain committed to addressing this issue and preventing further illnesses.

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