A potential Salmonella threat has triggered 242 Hy-Vee stores located across an eight-state region of South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin to do a voluntary recall of several candy trays.

KDLT TV is reporting the Palmer Candy Company recently announced a limited recall of certain chocolate products after it was informed by its supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. That move prompted the Hy-Vee Stores to issue the voluntary recall.

Selected products shipped by the Palmer Candy Company to grocery, convenience store and wholesale customers nationwide for repackaging between October 20, (2016) and December 9, (2016) are affected by this voluntary recall.

The product description, size and UPC number found on the label of each candy tray being recalled is listed below:

Chocolate Almond Bark, 4 oz.026133400000
Chocolate Almond Bark, 12 oz.026133300000
Chocolate Almond Pretzels, 4 oz.026131900000
Chocolate Almond Pretzels, 12 oz.026131800000
Crème De Menthe Almond Bark, 12 oz.026266300000
Dazzled Peanut Brittle, 12 oz.026267400000
Dazzled Peanut Brittle Tub, 8 oz.026267300000
Holiday Candy Tray, 10”, 16 oz.026139100000
Holiday Candy Tray, 12”, 32 oz.026139300000
Holiday Candy Tray, 16”, 48 oz.026139500000
Holiday Candy Tray, 18”, 64 oz.026139700000
Peppermint Bark, 4 oz.026133800000
Peppermint Bark, 12 oz.026133700000
Peppermint Bark Tub, 9 oz.026267900000
9” Candy Tray, 16 oz.026138000000
12” Candy Tray, 32 oz.026138100000
16” Candy Tray, 48 oz.026138200000
9” Cookie & Candy Tray, 16 oz.026138600000
12” Cookie & Candy Tray, 32 oz.026138700000
16” Cookie & Candy Tray, 48 oz.026138800000


According to a statement issued by the Hy-Vee stores, the product in question comes in a plastic container with a clear lid. The sell-by date range for all items can be found on the top of the product label and will read between January 26, and February 23, (2017).

At the time of this story, no illnesses have been reported regarding these products. The voluntary recall is strictly a precautionary measure on the part of Hy-Vee.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people can also be affected with Salmonella poisoning and often times will experience a variety of symptoms including fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. On rare occasions, Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream, and producing more sever illnesses, such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

If you've found that you have purchased this product, it is highly recommended that you dispose of it or return it to your local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

Further questions regarding this voluntary candy tray recall can be directed to Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.

Source: KDLT TV

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