FDA warns – Palmer Candy recalls white coated confectionary items sold by United Supermarkets due to potential trace of Salmonella

United Supermarkets, of Lubbock, Texas, is warning consumers in Texas and New Mexico that white coated confectionary items have been voluntarily recalled by its supplier Palmer Candy because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Palmer Candy’s own liquid coating supplier alerted the company that one of the ingredients sourced from another supplier was potentially contaminated with the organism.

While healthy individuals with a Salmonella infection typically experience short-term symptoms like “fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain,” those with weakened immune systems, including young children and elderly people, have been known to suffer more serious, and sometimes fatal, cases.

Distributed and made available for purchase at Albertsons Market, Amigos, Market Street, and United Supermarkets across New Mexico and Texas, affected products are as follows:

  • Chocolate Caramel Corn, 1/5 oz
    • UPC 20942400000
    • “Sell thru” dates: from August 26, 2024 up to and including September 12, 2024
  • Candy Tray, 1/25 oz
    • UPC 20647600000
    • “Sell thru dates: from August 26, 2024 up to and including September 12, 2024

Images of the product labels can be referenced in the FDA announcement.

Texas and New Mexico guests who may have purchased either of the two products from any of the above stores are asked to refrain from consuming them. The items should be discarded or taken back to the point of purchase for a complete refund.

While Palmer Candy and United Supermarkets have not received any reports of related injury or illness, anyone experiencing a medical concern after consuming a recalled product should consult their healthcare provider.

Further questions may be directed to the Customer Service Center at Alberstons Companies by calling 1-877-723-3929. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


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