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Palmer candy products recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

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Several types of candy and snacks were recalled Sunday due to possible salmonella poisoning, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Products from Palmer Candy in Sioux City, Iowa with white coatings were voluntarily recalled after the company was notified by its liquid coating supplier that the coating may be contaminated.

The recalled items were distributed nationally through Walmart, HyVee, Dollar General and Target.

The products were also shipped to distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

No illnesses were reported by the FDA in Monday’s announcement.

Palmer Candy said in a news release Sunday that production of the products had been halted pending an investigation.

“While there is a very, very small chance of contamination, when you work with food and safety, 99.9% is not 100%,” Marty Palmer, CEO of Palmer Candy, told the Des Moines Register, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK.

Palmer reiterated his confidence in the low probability that his company’s products were contaminated in a phone call with USA TODAY on Tuesday.

Recalled candy packages

Products Expiration dates
Caramel Swirl Pretzels 4oz 28/12/2024
CARAMEL SWIRL PRETZELS 6oz 19/12/24, 20/12/24 and 19/1/25
CLASSIC YOGURT PRETZELS 28# 12/11/24 – 1/8/25
COOKIES & CREAM YUMMY CHOW 14# 12/6/24 – 1/8/25
EMBARRASSED PRETZEL RODS 8oz 01-22-25
FAVORITE DAY BAKERY WHITE FUDGE MINI COOKIES 7oz 4/4/25, 4/5/25, 4/15/25, 4/18/25
FROSTED MUNCHY MEDLEY BOWL 15oz 1/3/25
FROSTED PATRIOT FROSTED PRETZELS 28# 1/2/25, 1/3/25
GRAY PRETZELS 6oz 01-23-25
MUNCHY MEDLEY 15# 14/12/24, 3/1/25
MUNCHY MEDLEY 4oz 27/12/24, 28/12/24 and 19/1/25
MUNCHY MEDLEY 6oz 20-12-24
MUNCHY MEDLEY TO GO 4oz 25/12/24, 19/1/25
PATRIOTIC MUNCHY MEDLEY BOWL 15oz 1/19/25
PATRIOTIC PRETZELS 14oz 1/25/25, 1/26/25
PATRIOTIC PRETZELS 6oz 1/19/25
PATRIOTIC RED, WHITE & BLUE PRETZEL TWISTS 14oz 13/12/24 – 15/1/25
PATRIOTIC SNACK MIX 13oz 1/19/25, 1/22/25 and 2/1/25
PATRIOTIC WHITE FUDGE COOKIES 7oz 23-04-25
PEANUT BUTTER SNACK MIX 12oz 13/11/24 – 15/12/24
PEANUT BUTTER SNACK MIX TO GO 4.5 oz 01-18-25
SNACKIN WITH THE CREW! MIZZOU MUNCHY MEDLEY 7oz 18/12/24, 19/12/24
SNACKIN WITH THE CREW! TIGER TREATS 7oz 18/12/24, 19/12/24
STAR SNACKS CHOW DOWN 25# 6-12-24, 7-12-24
STRAWBERRY YOGURT COVERED PRETZELS 10oz 1/5/25, 1/23/25
SWEET SMILES YOGURT COVERED PRETZELS 3.25 oz 12/18/24 – 1/4/25
VANILLA YOGURT COVERED PRETZELS 10oz 5-1-25, 22-1-25
YOGURT PRETZEL 14# 14/12/24 – 21/12/24
ZEBRA FUDGE COOKIES 7oz 13-03-25, 1-04-25 – 25-04-25

Symptoms and treatment of salmonella disease

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA. The signs of salmonella poisoning include:

  • Bloody diarrhea or diarrhea that lasts more than three days without improvement
  • Diarrhea and fever above 102 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Excessive vomiting, especially if it keeps you from keeping fluids down
  • Signs of dehydration, including dry mouth and throat, infrequent urination and feeling dizzy when standing up
  • Stomach cramps

These symptoms usually occur between six hours and six days after exposure. Although most people recover within four to seven days, people with weakened immune systems, including children under age 5 and adults over age 65, may experience more severe symptoms that require medical treatment or hospitalization.