Certain lots of Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs are being recalled due to a 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.
As a measure of safety, the company is recalling every lot of Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs that may have been affected.
Customers who have purchased any of the recalled products are advised to destroy them or return them to the store purchase location.
In Wednesday’s press release, George Anichini, Vice President of Operations for Zachary Confections, said the following:
“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 that include purple, green, and yellow lettering.
The products have a case UPC code of “1 00 75186 31797 3,” the individual unit UPC code “075186 15797 8,” and are marked with a February 14, 2014 Best Buy date.
According to the press release, Zachary Confections, Inc. has not received reports of any illnesses associated with its products and no additional items from the brand are involved in the recall.
The company has halted production of the recalled product as it partners with the Food and Drug Administration to determine the source of the possible Salmonella contamination.
Consumers requiring additional information about the recall may contact Zachary Confections Customer Service at (765) 654-8356 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm EST. Specific details about the products affected by the recall can be found in the press release.