the candy products could be contaminated by salmonella
Asher's Chocolates/Lewistown is initiating a voluntary recall of multiple chocolates, chocolate bars, cellophane wrapped chocolates, and individually wrapped chocolates, etc. under the Asher's brand due to possible salmonella contamination.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, to date.
The recalled items can be identified by the production code printed on the side of the label. No other production codes are affected by this recall. See the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) release for the full list.
The recalled candy products were distributed nationwide in retail stores.
Consumers who may have purchased any product are urged not to consume it. Consumers should contact Customer Service to arrange for return of product and a refund. Customer Service can be contacted by calling (888) 288-3880.