Chocolate-Coated Marshmallow Eggs Recalled

When a child reaches into his basket on Easter morning to discover what candy the Easter bunny left, he won’t find chocolate-coated marshmallow eggs made by Zachary Confections Inc.

Last week, the Frankfort, Indiana firm issued a voluntary recall of the marshmallow eggs after testing revealed salmonella in one lot.  As a precaution, the company stated in a press release, all lots of the product are being recalled.

The recalled product was shipped on February 20 and 21 to stores in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The recall includes the cases with a UPC code of 10075189317973 and with the individual UPC code 075186157978.  The chocolate-coated marshmallow eggs are packaged in white egg cartons with purple, green and yellow lettering, with a Best Buy date of February 14, 2014.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as company officials are  conducting an inspection to discover the source of the contamination.  Until the source has been identified, production of the chocolate-coated eggs have been suspended.

Zachary Confections issued a statement saying no illnesses related to the recall have been reported.  Officials with the company urge consumers to destroy the products or return the products to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.  More information on the recall can be found by calling (765)654-8356.

An infection of salmonella usually causes diarrhea, fever, vomiting and abdominal cramps.  Although most infections usually resolve within several days, serious cases may require hospitalization.  Young children, the elderly and those individuals with compromised immune systems are more likely to be seriously impacted by a salmonella infection.

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