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Jelly Belly Candy Joins The Peanut Butter Recalls

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The last week in February, Jelly Belly Candy’s announced the recall of chocolate-covered peanuts, chocolate peanut clusters and no-sugar added chocolate peanuts. Three peanut confections in the company’s line of 200 confections. The bulk chocolate peanut products are sold in bulk scoop bins to grocery outlets and candy shops nationwide and are labeled on the bin with the name of the products:

"Chocolate Peanuts from the makers of Jelly Belly"
"Peanut Clusters from the makers of Jelly Belly"
"No Sugar Added Chocolate Flavor Coated Peanuts"

Consumers who have purchased chocolate-covered peanuts, peanut clusters or no-sugar added chocolate peanuts are urged to destroy the products or may return the product to Jelly Belly Candy Company, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533. Consumers with questions should call Jelly Belly at (800) 522-3267

The problem is FDA testing is finding Salmonella in the peanut butter used in these products. Most people infected with Salmonella develop the symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover with treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. It can be deadly to infants, the elderly and those that are sick all ready. For more information on Salmonella bacteria, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.