CVS/pharmacy recalls Gold Emblem candy

2/3/2009

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy has announced the voluntary recall of four types of Gold Emblem candy containing peanuts in light of the recent salmonella outbreak of peanut butter food products.

The products being recalled were sold in its stores between Jan. 1, 2007 and Jan. 29, 2009. The company was notified by its candy manufacturer that these products contain peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America, which is the focus of an FDA investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut butter food products.

CVS/pharmacy stated that it is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to its God Emblem peanut products. It has issued the voluntary recall as a matter of precaution.

The products that are affected by this recall have been removed from all stores and CVS.com. The products are: • Gold Emblem Chocolate Peanuts 3.5 oz.• Gold Emblem Bridge Mix 3.5 oz.• Gold Emblem Peanut Clusters 3.5 oz.• Gold Emblem Caramel Clusters 3.5 oz.

Any customer who purchased these recalled products during the specified timeframe should immediately discontinue use and return and the items to CVS/pharmacy for a refund. For additional information, consumers can contact CVS/pharmacy at (800) SHOP-CVS.

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