Rhode Island Health: Palmer Candy recalls products due to salmonella risk

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PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has issued a warning that Palmer Candy Company is recalling its “White Coated Confectionary Items” after concerns that they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recall affects products that have been distributed across the United States, both in retail stores and through wholesale channels.

Major retailers carrying the recalled items include Walmart, HyVee, Target, Dollar General, and others.

The products were also distributed to specific states through wholesale distributors, including Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The company’s recall spans various packaging types, such as bags, pouches, and tubs.

Consumers can find a detailed list of the affected products and view images of the packaging on the FDA’s website.

As of now, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled confectionary products.

However, Salmonella is a serious concern as it can cause severe and potentially fatal infections, particularly in vulnerable groups like young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can range from fever and abdominal pain to more severe conditions such as bloodstream infections and arterial infections.

The RIDOH advises consumers who have purchased the recalled items to avoid consumption and discard them immediately to prevent any potential health risks.

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