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Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Milk powder has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

There are currently two recalls Yavapai County Community Health Services would like you to know about due to milk powder that has the potential for being contaminated with Salmonella.

Palmer Candy Company, 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

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

The recall is the result of a potentially contaminated milk powder ingredient recalled by Valley Milk Products, a derivative of which was included as a small portion of the ingredients by another company in a confectionary coating supplied to Palmer Candy Company. Affected products include a variety of candy products sold to retailers under the Palmer Candy Company brand, private label chocolates for retail distribution and bulk products provided to retailers for repackaging. Although testing has shown no pathogenic bacteria in the milk confectionary coatings, the company decided out of an abundance of caution to recall all products produced using any amount of the now recalled ingredients.

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.

 


 

Hostess Brands, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited-Edition Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® because of Possible Health Risk

Hostess Brands, LLC (“Hostess”) is voluntarily recalling its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® because of a recall by Blommer Chocolate Company of the confectionary coating used on the Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies product. The confectionary coating contains milk powder ingredients recalled by Valley Milk Products, LLC due to a concern of Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and none of the confectionary coating sampled has tested positive for Salmonella. However, Hostess is initiating this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.

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.

This recall applies only to the White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies (UPC 888109111571), which were only sold in multipack boxes (9 individually wrapped cakes in a box, as pictured below). This recall does not affect any other Hostess products. The products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar and discount stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are urged to discontinue consumption and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact 1-800-483-7253 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.


 

 

 

 

 

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