Palmer Candy Recalls Over a Dozen 'White Coated' Confectionary Products Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

By Trisha Andrada

May 07, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

Palmer Candy, an Iowa-based candy company, announced on Monday that it is recalling several white-coated confectionary products due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Palmer Candy is recalling its white confectionery goods nationwide due to possible salmonella contamination. (Photo : Jasmine Waheed on Unsplash)

Iowa Candy Company Recalls 'White Coated' Confectionary Products Over Salmonella Risk

Palmer Candy, based in Sioux City, issued a recall notice stating that the recalled "White Coated Confectionary Items" were sold nationwide in retailers such as Walmart, Target, Dollar General, and HyVee.

According to CBS News, Palmer Candy said its liquid coating supplier notified the company that an ingredient supplied by one of the supplier's suppliers could be tainted with salmonella. The recalled products come in various retail packaging, including bags, pouches, and tubs. 

Customers who bought these recalled products should return them to the store where they purchased them for a refund. They can also call (800) 831-0828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, if they have any questions. 

Among the recalled items were Classic Yogurt Pretzels, Cookies & Cream Yummy Chow, Caramel Swirl Pretzels, Favorite Day Bakery White Funde Mini Cookies, Patriotic Snack Mix, and Vanilla Yogurt Covered Pretzels.

Here's the complete list of the recalled products and their expiration dates.

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Dangers Posed by Salmonella

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the young, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to suffer serious and fatal infections from salmonella. However, it can still cause abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting in otherwise healthy people.

According to the FDA, salmonella patients exhibit symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. Most patients recover without treatment from the illness, also known as salmonellosis, within four to seven days.

The FDA said more severe cases of salmonellosis may include headaches, a high fever, lethargy, a rash, and blood in the stool or urine, and may also result in death in some cases.

The severity of the illness varies, so the FDA urged people to consult a doctor if they suspect having symptoms resembling a salmonella infection.

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