Palmer Candy Issues Recall Over Salmonella Risk

( – Salmonella is an infection caused by bacteria that causes stomach pains, diarrhea, and fever. It’s often contracted by consuming raw or undercooked foods, but it can also be introduced through cross-contamination, which leads to food recalls. Palmer Candy recently issued a notice warning it was recalling products because of it.

On Monday, May 6, Palmer Candy Company announced several of its products might contain salmonella, posing a risk to consumers. It further expanded the recall on Friday, May 17. The list of goods in the FDA notice contains more than 30 entries, including a wide variety of the company’s pretzels, munchy medley, cookies, caramel corn, and peanut butter snack mix. The products come in several different types of packaging, such as tubs, bags, and pouches.

The company was quick to note that there have been no reported illnesses and that the recall was due to possible contamination with a supplier’s product. Palmer Candy has suspended production of the listed goods until the FDA can complete its investigation and pinpoint the exact source of the issue.

The Palmer Candy items that are under the recall have been shipped nationwide. They are sold at Target, Walmart, Dollar General, and HyVee. Consumers should check the list for their specific product and note the “Best by” dates to determine if the candy, cookies, or pretzels were part of the notification. Shoppers can return these products to the store for a refund, or throw them out. If you have any questions, you can reach out to the company directly at 1-800-831-0828.

While most people recover from Salmonella within a few days without the need for medical treatment, it can sometimes prove fatal in those with vulnerabilities. Infants, young children, seniors, or those who have compromised immune systems are more susceptible. If you experience bloody stool, dehydration, or sickness that lasts more than a few days, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor.

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