Halloween candy reminder: Check your pantry now for this popular candy
With Halloween approaching, you could stock up on candy to make sure you have everything you need for the hordes of kids that visit your doorstep. This is why the following recall is significantly more important than the others, because it involves a brand of candy corn from Arcade Snacks.
The candy contains traces of egg, which is not declared on the packaging. Eggs are a known allergen that can trigger life-threatening allergic reactions in some people.
Arcade Snacks Candy Corn Recall
Arcade Snacks issued the Candy Corn recall over the weekend. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shared the announcement on this link.
The company claims to have distributed Candy Corn in Massachusetts and Connecticut to the following locations:
- Johnson Roadside Farm Market in Swansea, Massachusetts
- Donelan Supermarkets in Massachusetts
- Fieldstone Farmers Market in Marion, Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Foodies
- Bargain Market in Falmouth, Massachusetts
- Highland Park Market in Glastonbury, Connecticut
The recalled Candy Corn comes in a 15 ounce clear plastic container. Packages with UPC # 0 18586 00114 4 and an expiration date of 08/03/2023 are part of the recall.
It is not known what caused the contamination of the eggs. Arcade Snacks says it launched the recall after discovering the product was distributed in packaging that did not list egg as an ingredient. Additionally, the company said it has not received any reports of adverse reactions.
But some people with an egg allergy are at risk of developing symptoms immediately after consuming products that contain even small traces of egg.
Symptoms that may appear After eating the recalled candy corn, include the following:
- Skin inflammation or hives – the most common allergic reaction to eggs
- Nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing (allergic rhinitis)
- Digestive symptoms, such as cramps, nausea, and vomiting
- Signs and symptoms of asthma such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, or shortness of breath
- Constriction of the airways, including a swollen throat or a lump in the throat that makes it difficult to breathe
- Abdominal pain and cramps
- fast pulse
- Shock, with a severe drop in blood pressure, felt as dizziness, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness
What do you need to do
Customers who purchased Arcade Snacks candy corn as part of this recall can still eat it. But there is still a risk if you share the product with people who visit your household who are allergic to eggs. The risk obviously increases around Halloween, during candy season. And it turns out that eggs are one of the most common foods that cause allergies in children, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Arcade Snacks advises purchasers to return the Candy Corn in this recall to the place of purchase for a full refund.
People concerned about side effects should contact their healthcare provider.
If you need to contact Arcade Snacks, you will find the contact information in the reminder Press release.
Finally, people with egg allergies should also be aware of a separate recall involving a potato product that contains undeclared egg.