A Indiana candy company that voluntarily pulled some lots of its popular chocolate covered marshmallow eggs on Wednesday says a test indicating the Easter favorite may be tainted with Salmonella was mistaken.
On Saturday, Zachary Confections said in a statement published on the company's website that additional tests evidenced no sign of salmonella. Subsequently, the Food and Drug Administration removed the Zachary Confections recall notice from its website.
Out of an abundance of caution, Zachary Confections recalled certain lots of the candy eggs on Wednesday after a test indicated potential Salmonella contamination during routine testing from one of the lots of candy.
In March of 2012, the U.S, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminded Easter observers entering the United States that another popular Easter candy, Kinder Surprise Eggs are banned in America and that smuggling the product into the country is prohibited by law.
Kinder Eggs are a popular chocolate treat and collector’s item in Europe, South America and Canada. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the candy chocolate eggs contain a toy considered a choking hazard for children under 3 years of age. The toy requires assembly and each egg contains a different toy.
In July, 2012, Customs and Border Protection agents warned that each Kinder egg carries a $2,500 fine - after six of the candy eggs seized from two Seattle men returning from Canada.
Safe Easter egg hunting!