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

Contact:
Palmer Candy Company
800-831-0828.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Sioux City, Iowa (February 5, 2009) – 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 BagUPCSize

 Best Before Code

Best Before
Code

Best Before Code

Casey's General Store98437-120017 oz

051609

051709

051909

Palmer Peg77232-151047 oz

051709

 

 

Best Choice (AWG)70038-619307 oz

051909

061309

 

Best Choice (AWG)70038-5977312 oz

051909

061009

 

Shurfine11161-1938812 oz

052109

 

 

Eagle Premium (Amcon)42625-009527 oz

052109

060909

 

Food Club36800-0777012 oz

061009

 

 

  • Codes are printed on the back of each bag
Brand Name On Bulk CaseItem CodeWeight   Code Date Stamped On Case
Palmer Candy77232-1070422 lbsAll codes between B80401 to B81307
Shurfresh11161-4868222 lbsAll codes between B80401 to B81307
Sconza Candy41668-8203622 lbsAll codes between B80401 to B81307

Bridge Mix

Brand Name on BagUPCSize

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Hy-Vee75450-0823212 oz

090409

 

 

Casey's General Store98437-120036.5 oz

090909

093009

 

Eagle Premium (Amcon)42625-009536.5 oz

090909

 

 

Best Choice (AWG)70038-619326.5 oz

091509

100709

 

Best Choice (AWG)70038-5977412 oz

091509

 

 

Spartan11213-042174 oz

091709

 

 

Hy-Vee75450-084626.5 oz

092309

 

 

Valu Time11225-033605.5 oz

092309

 

 

Shurfine - Western Family15400-864707.5 oz

092909

 

 

  • Codes are printed on the back of each bag
Brand Name On Bulk CaseItem CodeWeight   Code Date Stamped On Case
Palmer Candy77232-1075330 lbsAll codes between B80801 to B81307
Shurfresh11161-4868530 lbsAll 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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