9:13am

Thu January 22, 2009
WVAS Local

Tennessee company recalls peanut butter candies

Sweetwater, Tennessee –
SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee candy company is recalling
1,400 pounds of candy as a part of a national salmonella outbreak
involving peanut butter.
Blanton's Candies of Sweetwater announced Wednesday the recall
of Blanton's Peanut Butter Sticks that were distributed in
Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.
The sticks are packaged in 8-ounce cellophane bags.
The company said they are recalling the candy because the peanut
butter was supplied by the Peanut Corp. of America, which operates
a Blakely, Ga., plant where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
has said the outbreak started.
Customers may take the packaging back to the location of
purchase for a full refund or can call the company at (423)
337-3487.


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