Recalled candy sold at Walmart, Target, Dollar General and Hy-Vee might have salmonella

Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC. (Kateryna Kon/Dreamstime/TNS)

Over 20 kinds of “white coated confectionery items” sent to Target, Walmart, Dollar General and Hy-Vee distributors in 17 states have been recalled because they might have salmonella.

All the recalled products, which also went to some gas station convenience store chains, were made and recalled by Palmer Candy Company of Sioux Falls, Iowa.


“Palmer Candy was notified by its liquid coating supplier that there was a potential for contamination with salmonella from an ingredient that was potentially contaminated from one of their suppliers,” Palmer’s FDA-posted recall notice said.

When an ingredient supplier has a salmonella problem, all the suppliers’ customers might have a salmonella issue. So, this could be the first of several recalls.

Palmer says its products went to Florida, California, Missouri, Texas, South Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Here’s what’s been recalled and from where. The Palmer brand products might have gone to any store. The company’s recall notice contains a full list of expiration dates on the recalled product.

Walmart: Freshness Guaranteed Peanut Butter Snack Mix and Patriotic Red, White &Blue Pretzel Twists.

Target: Favorite Day Bakery White Fudge Mini Cookies.

Dollar General: Sweet Smiles Yogurt Covered Pretzels.

Kwik Trip gas station convenience stores: Kwik Trip Munchy Medley and Peanut Butter Snack Mix and Urge! Sweet &Salty Bark and Caramel Swirl Pretzels.

Save Mart, Lucky, FoodMaxx stores: Sunny Select Vanilla Yogurt Coated Pretzels and Strawberry Yogurt Coated Pretzels.

Snackin’ With The Crew brand from the Every True Tiger, which handles NIL deals for University of Missouri athletes: Mizzou Munchy Medley and Tiger Treats.

Palmer: Cookies &Cream Yummy Chow, Chow Down Mix, Munchy Medley, Patriotic Munchy Medley, Frosted Munchy Medley, Patriotic Pretzels, Frosted Patriotic Pretzels, Classic Yogurt Pretzels, Munchy Medley, Vanilla Chocolately Swirl Enrobed Pretzel Rods, Patriotic Snack Mix, Zebra Fudge Cookies and Patriotic White Fudge Cookies.