Looks like those Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs are safe to eat after all. The Indiana firm that recalled the popular Easter treat due to fears of salmonella contamination said Saturday that a test was wrong and the candy is fine.
Zachary Confections Inc. of Frankfort, Ind., voluntarily pulled four lots of its candy eggs on Feb. 27 after a test of one of the lots indicated a positive result for salmonella bacteria.
According to a press release from Zachary Confections, company officials and investigators with the FDA suspended production of the treats until a source could be found. However, further testing of the suspicious candy found no salmonella present, said the company’s vice president of operations, George Anichini.
“Accordingly, all post-production samples of Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs have now been confirmed not to contain salmonella and are safe for consumption," the press release said, and no illnesses had been reported in connection with the recall.
Officials said the candy company reacted quickly to recall the treats out of an abundance of caution.
"We are dedicated to manufacturing wholesome products for our customers," said Anichini.
The company’s website states that Zachary Confections is a family-owned company, which has been operating since 1950 when it began making solid chocolate bunny rabbits. The company has since expanded to make a variety of candies, including such seasonal treats as chocolate covered marshmallow eggs and Halloween candy corn.