Palmer Candy Company Issues Recall Due to Salmonella Concerns

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United States: The Palmer Candy Company situated in Sioux City, Iowa, issued a recall for their “White Coated Confectionary Items” on May 5, due to high chances of Salmonella contamination in the product. Salmonella, as defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), is a microorganism capable of inducing severe and occasionally fatal infections in infants, the infirm, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection may encompass pyrexia, gastrointestinal distress, queasiness, and emesis, among other symptoms. Additionally, grave conditions such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis may ensue following an infection, as reported by iheart.com. 

The array of recalled products encompasses the following: Caramel Swirl Pretzels weighing 4 ounces, Favorite Day Bakery’s White Fudge Mini Cookies, Peanut Butter Snack Mix, Yogurt Pretzels, and assorted others. A comprehensive enumeration, alongside corresponding expiration dates, is retrievable on the official website of the Food and Drug Administration.

The disclosure from the company is as follows:

Announcement Date by the Company: May 05, 2024

Publication Date by the FDA: May 06, 2024

Classification of Product: Food & Beverages, Foodborne Illness

Rationale for Announcement: Potential for contamination with Salmonella

Company Designation: Palmer Candy Company

Brands Affected: Freshness Guaranteed, Palmer, Sweet Smiles, Snackin’ With The Crew, Casey’s, Sconza Chocolates, Favorite Day Bakery, Sunny Select, Urge!, Kwik Trip Inc.

Description of Product: Assorted Confectionary Products

The implicated items were distributed nationwide and supplied to Walmart, HyVee, Target, Dollar General outlets, and other retail establishments across the nation. The implicated ingredient, suspected to be the source of contamination, purportedly originated from one of Palmer Candy Company’s suppliers. No instances of illness or adverse reactions were reported as of the sixth day of May.

Authorities have advised consumers to promptly return any recalled White Coated Confectionary Items for a complete reimbursement and have strongly advised against their consumption. Individuals seeking further information are encouraged to contact the company via telephone at “1-800-831-0828” during the hours of operation from Monday through Friday, commencing at 8:00 am and concluding at 5:00 pm.

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