A variety of white-coated confectionary snacks distributed nationwide have been recalled due to concerns over potential salmonella contamination.

The recalled items, mixtures of snacks like pretzels and chocolates, were sold at retailers including Dollar General, HyVee, Target, and Walmart.

“Palmer Candy Company, Sioux City, Iowa, is recalling its ‘White Coated Confectionary Items’ because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” the FDA announced.

“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,” the FDA continued.

The FDA stated:

The recalled Confectionary Items were distributed nationwide in retail stores and to wholesale.

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

The product comes in a variety of retail packaging like bags, pouches and tubs.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

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 from one of their suppliers.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased White coated confectionary items manufactured by Palmer Candy Company are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Per Consumer Reports:

Palmer was informed by its supplier that the candy coating might be tainted with salmonella. The company stopped production of the products and is investigating the problem along with the Food and Drug Administration. Palmer didn’t immediately respond to CR’s questions about whether the products were still being sold and if any other retailers besides those listed might also carry them.

The products, listed below, come in a variety of packaging, such as tubs, bags, pouches, and cups. Some have “best by” dates as far out as April 2025. If you have any of these recalled products, throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund.

Review the recalled items below:

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