Landies Candies announced a voluntary recall of select chocolate products containing organic peanuts, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of an investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. As a result of the investigation, PCA has recalled numerous lots of suspect peanut butter and peanut paste PCA is one of Landies' peanut butter suppliers.
Landies Candies is recalling chocolate products containing organic peanuts, which have been recalled by PCA. The company has not received any consumer illness complaints about these products. The products below have been distributed within the United States.
Products affected by the recall are as follows:
Landies Candies apologizes for any inconvenience. Product quality and consumer safety have been our top priority for over 23 years and this decision reflects that tradition.
Salmonella is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakend immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy the product. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact Landies Candies Consumer Affairs Department at 1.800.834.8212 between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM ET Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions regarding this recall please contact Larry Szrama at Landies Candies 1.800.834.8212.