FDA warns – Palmer Candy Company updates recall to include more best-by dates, 2 more items due to Salmonella risk

A May 6, 2024 press release informing the public of Palmer Candy Company’s recall of white confectionary products has since been updated to include two more items, as well as additional best-by dates of six products previously included, according to the FDA.

The recall, which initially covered 23 products under different package sizes and best-by dates, was updated on May 18 to include the following new best-by dates:

  • Caramel Swirl Pretzels 4oz
    • Best By Date 12/18/24-12/28/24
  • Cookies & Cream Yummy Chow 14#
    • Best By Date 12/6/24-1/23/25
  • Munchy Medley 4oz
    • Best By Date 12/25/24-12/28/24 and 1/19/25
  • Peanut Butter Snack Mix 12oz
    • Best By Date 4/22/2025
  • Vanilla Yogurt Covered Pretzels 10oz
    • Best By Date 12/18/24, 1/5/25, 1/22/25
  • Zebra Fudge Cookies 7oz
    • Best By Date 3/20/25-4/30/25

The following two products were also added to the list, which can be referenced in the updated FDA announcement:

  • Patriotic White Fudge Cookies, 13.5oz
    • Best By Date 4/22/2025
  • Drizzled Caramel Corn, 5oz and 12oz
    • Best By 1/22/2025

All 25 confectionary items, which come in various retail packaging that includes bags, pouches, and tubs, were distributed across the U.S. to Walmart, HyVee, Target, and Dollar General stores. Distributors in the following states also received the now-recalled products: Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Soon after Palmer Candy’s liquid coating supplier alerted the company about a possible Salmonella contamination in an ingredient provided by one of their own suppliers, all production of the product was halted pending a joint investigation with the FDA to identify the root issue.

While the company has not received any reports of related illness to date, any consumer who has purchased an affected Palmer Candy confectionary item is asked to refrain from eating it. The product may be returned to the point of purchase for a complete refund.

Further questions may be directed to Palmer Candy Company at 1-800-831-0828, which is monitored Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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