With Easter being right around the corner, Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
In a press release issued on February 28, Zachary Confections, Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling the products after a sample taken from one lot during routine testing suggested the potential for Salmonella contamination.
In the press release, George Anichini, Vice President of Operations for Zachary Confections, said the following: “Out of an abundance of caution, Zachary Confections is recalling all lots of product that may have been affected. We are dedicated to manufacturing wholesome products for our customers. Consistent with that dedication, we are taking this voluntary action.”
The recalled products were shipped on February 21 and February 22 and distributed to select retail locations in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs included in the recall are packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. The specific Case UPC numbers, Unit UPC numbers, Code Dates and Best Buy Date for the recalled products are listed below.
- Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg Crates 5-ounce
- Product #31-797 white colored egg crate with colored lettering
- Case UPC 1 00 75186 31797 3
- Unit UPC 0 75186 15797 8
- Case Dates D3245D; D3145E; F3145E; D3245E
- Best Buy Date 2/14/14
You can find the Best Buy Date and Code Dates on the side panel of the product packaging next to the Unit UPC bar code label to determine if the product you bought was part of this recall.
The press release stated, “To date Zachary Confections has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. As part of its priority to ensure the safety and quality of all of its products, Zachary Confections is issuing the voluntary recall.”
No other Zachary Confections products are involved in this voluntary recall.
Production of the chocolate covered marshmallow eggs has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the potential problem
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should destroy or return them to the store where they were purchased. Anyone requiring more information should contact Zachary Confections Customer Service at (765) 654-8356 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm EST.
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