Check that chocolate, salmonella concerns prompt voluntary recall

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The US Food and Drug Administration released the following announcement about possible salmonella contamination in some popular chocolate products:

Palmer Candy Company (www.palmercandy.com), a privately-held, fifth-generation manufacturer of chocolate and holiday confections, announced today a limited recall of certain chocolate products after being informed by a supplier that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating that they supply to Palmer Candy Company has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The voluntary recall, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes selected products produced between October 20, 2016 and December 9, 2016 and shipped by Palmer Candy Company to grocery, convenience store and wholesale customers nationwide.

Recalled products include the following:

UPC # Affected Items Purchased By Consumers Expiration Range
77232-17250 Palmer Candy Chocolate Almond Bark 9 oz. 4/26/2017 – 6/7/2017
77232-17137 Palmer Candy Christmas Tree Pretzels 7 oz. 7/27/2017 – 8/3/2017
77232-16310 Palmer Candy Christmas Tree Pretzels 7 oz. 7/24/2017 – 7/27/2017
77232-17254 Palmer Candy Cookies & Cream Bark 9 oz. 7/17/2017 – 9/2/2017
77232-16043 Palmer Candy Crème De Menthe Bark 9 oz. 8/7/2017 – 8/7/2017
77232-17255 Palmer Candy Crème De Menthe Bark 9 oz. 7/26/2017 – 8/7/2017
77232-17002 Palmer Candy Drizzled Peanut Brittle 8 oz. 4/30/2017 – 5/22/2017
77232-17291 Palmer Candy Game Day Party Bowl 16 oz. 7/18/2017 – 7/18/2017
77232-17285 Palmer Candy Holiday Gift Bowl 22 oz. 4/18/2017 -5/1/2017
77232-23045 Palmer Candy Holiday Treats 16.5 oz. 4/25/2017 – 5/14/2017
77232-17270 Palmer Candy Peppermint Bark 9 oz. 7/15/2017 – 8/29/2017
77232-16309 Palmer Candy Peppermint Bark 8/9 oz. 7/24/2017 – 7/28/2017
77232-16042 Palmer Candy Peppermint Bark 12/9 oz. 7/17/2017 – 7/17/2017
77232-13990 Palmer Candy Swirled Pretzels 5 oz. 8/30/2017 – 9/`7/2017
77232-13227 Bakery Delights Christmas Tree Pretzels 5 oz. 7/18/2017 – 8/3/2017
25439-20204 Delhaize Peppermint Pretzels 5 oz. 7/28/2017 – 8/3/2017
X000FMRA8J Trail`s End Chocolatey Caramel Crunch 18 oz. 7/29/2017 – 8/8/2017
41415-22691 Publix Almond Bark with Cocoa 10 oz. 4/26/2017 – 5/23/2017
41415-23091 Publix Peppermint Bark 10 oz. 8/3/2017 – 8/7/2017
77232-02580 Palmer Candy 3 Part Christmas Bowl 15 oz. 4/12/2017 – 5/28/2017
77232-12147 Palmer Candy Mixed Peppermint Pretzel 7 oz. 7/18/2017 – 7/27/2017
77232-12146 Palmer Candy Peppermint Bark 8 oz. 7/12/2017 – 7/28/2017

UPC #s are usually on the back of the bag or bottom of containers.

To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with any of the products affected by this recall.

Consumers should throw out or return these products to the point of sale for a full refund.
For more information, consumers may call to speak with a Customer Service Representative at Palmer Candy Company between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time at 712-258-5543.

More information about the Palmer Candy Company recall click here.