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Palmer Candy Company Announces A Voluntary Recall of Trail Mix and Snack Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
800-831-0828

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Sioux City, Iowa -- February 4, 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.

Casey's General Store - Peg Bags

BrandUPCSize

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Santa Fe Mix 98437-210016.5 oz

012309

020809

Trail Mix98437-210006.5 oz

020809

 

Eagle Premium (Amcon) - Peg Bags

BrandUPCSize

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Cross Country Mix42625-006204 oz

012809

013009

021509

Santa Fe Mix42625-006804 oz

013009

020809

 

Shurfine Brand - Stand Up Bags

ProductUPCSize

Best Before Code

Best Before Code

Gorp Mix11161-1940215 oz

102309

011010

Energy Mix11161-1941314 oz

010810

 

California Mix11161-1942015 oz

102309

 

Santa Fe Mix11161-1941913 oz

010810

 

Trail Mix11161-1940415 oz

102309

 

Note – "Best Before" code dates are found on the back of the bag above the UPC code.

These products were shipped to the states of IA, NE, SD, MN, KS, MO, IL, WI, OK, AR, CO, WY, ND, TX,IN and sold in convenience store and grocery store 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 American Importing, a supplier of some of the Trail Mixes and Snack Mixes for Palmer Candy Company.  American Importing 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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