Zachary Confections on Wednesday, February 27th announced a voluntary recall of their chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs because of possible salmonella contamination.
The recall was prompted when a sample taken during routine testing revealed “the potential for salmonella contamination,” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The recall covers the 5-ounce packages of the Easter candy. The packags are sold in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering, carry the product number 31-797 and the best buy date of Feb. 14, 2014. The recalled packages were shipped from the Frankfort, Indiana factory on February. 21 and 22, and have been distributed to stores in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to the FDA.
The manufacturer Zachary Confections has yet to receive reports of illness linked to their candy, but they have suspended production while they investigate the potential contamination.
The FDA recommends to consumers who purchased the recalled candy either discard them or return them to the store for a refund.