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Salmonella-tainted Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs Recalled

Zachary Confections, Inc., announced yesterday a voluntary recall of certain production lots of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Zachary Confections has initiated this voluntary recall in response to a test result indicating the potential for Salmonella contamination in a sample taken during routine post-production testing from one of the production lots of product that is the subject of this recall. Out of an abundance of caution, Zachary Confections is recalling all lots of product that may have been affected.

The product is packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg Crates 5 oz. [Product # 31-797] (white colored egg crate with colored lettering).  The Best Buy Date and Code Dates are located on the side panel of the product packaging next to the Unit UPC bar code label.

The recalled product was manufactured on February 20 and February 21, 2013, and was shipped from the Zachary Confections’ facility on February 21 and February 22, 2013.The recalled products have been distributed to some retail stores located in sections of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

No other Zachary Confections products are involved in this recall.

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