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FDA cites candy maker NECCO for filth, rodent infestation

An iconic American candy maker is on notice from the FDA because of repeated violations of federal food safety laws at a production plant where Sweethearts and Mary Jane Peanut Butter candies are made. Staff from the Food and Drug Administration inspected the Revere, MA, location of New England Confectionery Company Inc. — NECCO — from Nov. 13… Continue Reading

Ikea manufacturer recalls candy because of mice infestation

Ikea Canada is recalling Ikea brand Marshmallow candy “GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING” because of possible contamination from a mice infestation at the manufacturing plant. “These products may contain harmful bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below,” according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The recalled marshmallow candies were sold in 100-gram bags at Ikea stores in Nova… Continue Reading

Food bank recalls candy for chemical risk; two people sick

Federal officials and local police are warning the public about “Bibi Frutix” candy in small plastic containers shaped like baby bottles because it is expected of containing a chemical substance that has sickened at least two people. Food banks distributed at least some of the implicated candy. The Wamego (Kansas) Police Department posted its warning… Continue Reading

Publix, Wal-Mart, Palmer brand snacks recalled for Salmonella

Salmonella problems at Valley Milk Products LLC powdered milk plant again blamed

Five weeks after the U.S. Marshals Service raided a powdered milk factory at the request of FDA, seizing more than 4 million pounds of product because of possible Salmonella contamination, down-stream food companies are still initiating recalls, the latest being the iconic Palmer Candy Co. The 149-year-old, family-owned candy company based in Souix City, IA,… Continue Reading

You-Ka Ramune candy recalled for undeclared wheat allergen

JFC International Inc. is recalling two varieties of bagged candy flavored after the popular Japanese soda pop Ramune because of an undeclared allergen, specifically wheat. The Los Angeles-based company distributed the candy to retailers and foodservice operators in five states — California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, according to a recall notice posted on the… Continue Reading

Test Results Show Philippines Outbreak Linked to Candy Caused by Staphylococcus

The illness outbreak connected to fruit candies that sickened nearly 2,000 people in the Philippines was likely caused by poor worker hygiene at the production facility, resulting in contamination by Staphylococcus aureus, according to newly released test results. After health authorities ran tests of samples of candy in search of foodborne bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella, results turned… Continue Reading

Imported Santos Brand Candies Recalled for Excessive Lead

California consumers were warned on Monday not to eat three varieties of Santos brand candies imported from India after tests found they contained lead levels in excess of state and federal standards. The three candies are: Santos Rewadi Gur (7 and 14 ounce packages) Santos Sugar Rewadi (2 lb. package) Santos Sesame Candy (2 lb…. Continue Reading