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Recall: Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs Due To Possible Salmonella Risk

Update Date: Mar 01, 2013 09:09 PM EST
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported a recall notice from Zachary Confections, Inc. for certain batches of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs due to possible salmonella contamination.

Zachary Confections, based in Indiana, announced the voluntary recall Wednesday after a sample the FDA did a routine testing of the Easter treats and found that there was a "potential for salmonella contamination," the FDA said.

The recall affects 5-ounce packages of the Easter sweets that are sold in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering, carry the product number 31-797 and the best buy date of Feb. 14, 2014. The packages were shipped from the Frankfort, Ind., factory Feb. 21 and 22, and have been distributed to stores in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to the FDA.

Anyone who has purchased this potentially dangerous candy is asked to either throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund.

Zachary Confections said it has not received reports of illness linked to the products.

"We are dedicated to manufacturing wholesome products for our customers," George Anichini, vice president of operations for Zachary Confections, said in a statement to ABC News. "Consistent with that dedication, we are taking this voluntary action."

The recall doesn't affect any other Zachary Confections products and no consumer illness complaints associated with the recalled products have been reported to date, said the company.

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