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Chocolate marshmallow eggs recalled for salmonella

Zachary Confections Inc. has recalled certain lots of its Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs and suspended further production because the treats may be contaminated with salmonella. 

The Frankfort, Ind., firm announced the voluntary recall of their popular Easter treat after a test of one lot detected salmonella. The firm said in a press release that it's recalling four lots of the product out of an abundance of caution. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall, firm officials said.

The recall includes chocolate-coated marshmallow eggs packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. The products include the cases with a UPC code of 1 00 75186 31797 3 and the individual unit UPC code 075186 15797 8. The treats have a Best Buy date of Feb. 14, 2014. The recall included the following code dates: D3245D, D3145E, F3145E and D3245E. For more information, click here

The recalled product was manufactured on Feb. 20 and 21 and shipped to retail stores in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. No other Zachary Confections products are included in the recall, the company said. 

Production of the product has been suspended while federal Food and Drug Administration inspectors and company officials investigate the possible source of the contamination.

Consumers should destroy the products or return them to the purchase place for a refund. For more information, call (765) 654-8356 between the hours of 8 a.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET. 

Salmonella infections can cause fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramping in affected people. Infections usually resolve within several days, but in some people, particularly children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, salmonella can cause severe illness requiring hospitalization. 

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