Attention treat lovers! Those delicious confections you bought may do more than satisfy your sweet tooth, it could also make you sick.

The FDA helped spread the word Monday of a massive candy company recall that involves 17 states, including Wisconsin.

The reason for the recall is that the products can potentially be contaminated with Salmonella. This organism 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.

Thankfully, no illnesses have been reported as of yet from the products included in this recall.

The Reason For The Recall

The Palmer Candy Company, of Sioux City, Iowa, is recalling its “White Coated Confectionary Items”.

Palmer Candy was notified by its liquid coating supplier that there was a potential for contamination with salmonella from an ingredient that was potentially contaminated by one of their suppliers.

The recalled items were distributed nationwide in Target, Walmart, HyVee, and Dollar General, and to distributors in Wisconsin, Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming.

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Products Included In The Recall

The recalled products come in a variety of retail packaging like bags, pouches, and tubs. The following candies are included in this recall:

  • Caramel Swirl Pretzels 4 oz. Best By: 12/28/24
  • Caramel Swirl Pretzels 6 oz. Best By: 12/19/24, 12/20/24. 1/19/25
  • Classic Yogurt Pretzels 28 lb. Best By: 12/11/24 – 1/8/25
  • Cookies & Cream Yummy Chow 14 lb. Best By: 12/6/24 – 1/8/25
  • Enrobed Pretzel Rods 8 oz. Best By: 1/22/25
  • Favorite Day Bakery White Fudge Mini Cookies 7 oz. Best By: 4/4/25, 4/5/25, 4/15/25, 4/18/25
  • Frosted Munchy Medley Bowl 15 oz. Best By: 1/3/25
  • Frosted Patriot Frosted Pretzels 28 lb. Best By: 1/2/25, 1/3/25
  • Frosted Pretzels 6 oz. Best By: 1/23/25
  • Munchy Medley 15 lb. Best By: 12/14/24, 1/3/25
  • Munchy Medley 4 oz. Best By: 12/27/24, 12/28/24. 1/19/25
  • Munchy Medley 6 oz. Best By: 12/20/24
  • Munchy Medley To Go 4 oz. Best By: 12/25/24, 1/19/25
  • Patriotic Munchy Medley Bowl 15 oz. Best By: 1/19/25
  • Patriotic Pretzels 14 oz. Best By: 1/25/25, 1/26/25
  • Patriotic Pretzels 6 oz. Best By: 1/19/25
  • Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Pretzel Twists 14 oz. Best By: 12/13/24 – 1/15/25
  • Patriotic Snack Mix 13 oz. Best By: 1/19/25, 1/22/25, 2/1/25
  • Patriotic White Fudge Cookies 7 oz. Best By: 4/23/25
  • Peanut Butter Snack Mix 13 oz. Best By: 11/13/24 – 12/15/24
  • Peanut Butter Snack Mix To Go 4.5 oz. Best By: 1/18/25
  • Snackin’ With The Crew! Mizzou Munchy Medley7 oz. Best By: 12/18/24, 12/19/24
  • Snackin’ With The Crew! Tiger Treats 7 oz. Best By: 12/18/24, 12/19/24
  • Star Snacks Chow Down 25 lb. Best By: 12/6/24, 12/7/2
  • Strawberry Yogurt Coated Pretzels 10 oz. Best By: 1/5/25, 1/23/25
  • Sweet Smiles Yogurt Covered Pretzels 3.25 oz. Best By: 12/18/24 – 1/4/25
  • Vanilla Yogurt Covered Pretzels 10 oz. Best By: 1/5/25, 1/22/25
  • Yogurt Pretzel 14 lb. Best By: 12/14/24 – 12/21/24
  • Zebra Fudge Cookies 7 oz. Best By: 3/13/25, 4/1/25 – 4/2/25

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Production of these products has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. You can see additional pictures of the candies and package labels, through the button below.

Consumers who have purchased recalled confectionary items manufactured by Palmer Candy Company are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions is welcome to call the company at 1-800-831-0828 Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

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