The Food and Drug Administration reported a recall notice from Zachary Confections, Inc. dated Feb. 27 and updated on Feb. 28 announcing that Zachary Confections, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of certain production lots of its Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs due to possible salmonella contamination.
According to the recall notice, Zachary Confections initiated the 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 Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs.
“Out of an abundance of caution, Zachary Confections is recalling all lots of product that may have been affected,” the recall notice reads.
The chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs are packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. The specific Case UPC numbers, Unit UPC numbers, Code Dates and Best Buy Date for the recalled chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs are as follows:
- Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Egg Crates 5-ounce
- Product #31-797 white colored egg crate with colored lettering
- Case UPC 1 00 75186 31797 3
- Unit UPC 0 75186 15797 8
- Case Dates D3245D; D3145E; F3145E; D3245E
- Best Buy Date 2/14/14
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.
No other Zachary Confections products are involved in this recall. To date Zachary Confections has received no consumer illness complaints associated with the recalled product. Production of the chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to their investigation as to the source of the potential problem.
For more information about the Zachary Confections, Inc. Chocolate Covered Marshmallow recall, visit the FDA website.