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Published on Oct 30, 2013 by Edgar Snyder

Candy Corn Fanatics—Beware!

Giant Eagle Recalls Candy Corn Mix and Various Prepared Foods

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This is no Halloween trick—Giant Eagle is recalling the popular holiday treat, candy corn. The grocery store chain is also recalling several prepared food items.

The reason behind the recalls for the candy corn and the prepared food items are different, however both can potentially cause serious health risks.

Candy Corn Mix Recall

Giant Eagle voluntarily recalled a candy corn mix due to mislabeled packaging. The candy corn mix bears the Candy Place brand, and was packaged by George J. Howe Company. The candy was packaged with a trail mix that contained peanut, milk, soy, and egg allergens; however this was not included on the packaging and could be potentially harmful if consumed by an individual with those food allergies. Giant Eagle asserts that for those not allergic, the candy corn is safe.

Identifying the recalled candy corn mix:

  • Purchased between Sep. 8 and Sep. 26, 2013
  • Packaged in a 13 oz. clear plastic container
  • Has a UPC code of 3003406974
  • Has a sell-by date of April 8, 2014

No injuries have been reported to date, but Giant Eagle claims that consumers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia bought the potentially dangerous candy corn mix. They are instructing any customer to return the recalled product for a full refund.

Prepared Foods Recall

Giant Eagle is also pulling various prepared food items from store shelves due to a possible Listeria bacteria contamination. The manufacturer, Reser's Fine Foods, recently announced a nationwide recall of different types of prepared salads and other ready-to-eat food products after the FDA identified potential cross contamination of products with Listeria monocytogenes at the Reser's Fine Foods salad manufacturing facility.

The Reser's Fine Foods products involved include:

  • Diced Summer Slaw
  • Diced Summer Salad
  • Other "Grab and Go" meals that may include summer slaw

The salads were sold between Oct. 13 and Oct. 29 and had a three-day shelf life. No injuries have been reported in this case as well. Customers can also return these food items for a full refund.

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Source: “Giant Eagle Recalls Candy Corn Mix, Some Prepared Foods.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 29, 2013.
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