Saturday, February 7, 2009

Palmer Candy Company Announces A Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Peanut Clusters and Bridge Mix Because of Possible Health Risk*

Palmer Candy Company, is voluntarily recalling the following items because it has the potential to contain salmonella. This recall applies only to the listed code dates.

Peanut Clusters

Brand Name on Bag

UPC

Size

Best Before Code

Best Before
Code

Best Before Code

Casey's General Store

98437-12001

7 oz

051609

051709

051909

Palmer Peg

77232-15104

7 oz

051709

Best Choice (AWG)

70038-61930

7 oz

051909

061309

Best Choice (AWG)

70038-59773

12 oz

051909

061009

Shurfine

11161-19388

12 oz

052109

Eagle Premium (Amcon)

42625-00952

7 oz

052109

060909

Food Club

36800-07770

12 oz

061009

  • Codes are printed on the back of each bag

Brand Name On Bulk Case

Item Code

Weight

Code Date Stamped On Case

Palmer Candy

77232-10704

22 lbs

All codes between B80401 to B81307

Shurfresh

11161-48682

22 lbs

All codes between B80401 to B81307

Sconza Candy

41668-82036

22 lbs

All codes between B80401 to B81307

Bridge Mix

Brand Name on Bag

UPC

Size

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Hy-Vee

75450-08232

12 oz

090409

Casey's General Store

98437-12003

6.5 oz

090909

093009

Eagle Premium (Amcon)

42625-00953

6.5 oz

090909

Best Choice (AWG)

70038-61932

6.5 oz

091509

100709

Best Choice (AWG)

70038-59774

12 oz

091509

Spartan

11213-04217

4 oz

091709

Hy-Vee

75450-08462

6.5 oz

092309

Valu Time

11225-03360

5.5 oz

092309

Shurfine - Western Family

15400-86470

7.5 oz

092909

  • Codes are printed on the back of each bag

Brand Name On Bulk Case

Item Code

Weight

Code Date Stamped On Case

Palmer Candy

77232-10753

30 lbs

All codes between B80801 to B81307

Shurfresh

11161-48685

30 lbs

All codes between B80801 to B81307

The bagged products were shipped nationwide to convenience store and grocery store accounts. The Bulk products were shipped to IL, IN, IA, NE, MO, OK, KY, MN, NC, SD, WI, KS, CA to grocery stores and wholesale accounts.

Salmonella is an organism which 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

The Palmer Candy Company initiated the voluntary recall in response to a recall issued by Zachery Candy, a supplier of some of the Peanut Clusters and Bridge Mix for Palmer Candy Company. Zachery Candy has indicated that they are included in the expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA's expanded recall now includes all peanuts and peanut-related products from PCA's Blakely, Georgia, plant from January 2007 to present. The FDA is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella targeted at PCA's Blakely plant.

Palmer Candy has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. However, it is taking precautionary steps, including removing the impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may call 800-831-0828.

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