Chocolate pretzels recalled over salmonella fears

CARLISLE, Pa. — Popular chocolates are being pulled from local grocery stores because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

MARTIN’S Food Markets announced Sunday that it had pulled the chocolates, which were recalled by Asher’s Chocolates/Lewistown, Inc., over possible Salmonella contamination.

The following products sold at MARTIN’s have been recalled:

  • Asher’s Milk Chocolate Mini Pretzels, 4 oz., UPC 8944970151 with lot numbers 000336481 & 000335482
  • Asher’s Dark Chocolate Mini Pretzels, 4 oz., UPC 8944970152 with lot numbers 000335590 & 000336482
  • Asher’s Almond Butter Crunch, 4 oz., UPC 8944970000 with lot number 000335623
  • Asher’s Vanilla Caramels w/Sea Salt Dark, 4 oz., UPC 8944914666 with lot number 000336125
  • Asher’s Fall Prepack – Milk Chocolate Pretzels, 4 oz., UPC 8944988341 with lot number 000336450
  • Asher’s Fall Prepack – Dark Chocolate Pretzels, 4 oz., UPC, 8944988012 with lot number 000336450

Here’s a complete list of products recalled, which may be available at other local stores:

  • 11516 Milk Chocolate Pretzel Pieces 8 oz. 000334469 8 oz.
  • 11517 Dark Chocolate Pretzel Pieces 8 oz. 000334470 8 oz.
  • 14765 Milk Chocolate Vanilla Caramel with Sea Salt 4 oz. 000337556 4 oz.
  • 47350 Dark Chocolate Hostess Mint 6 oz. 000335615 6oz.
  • 55115 KEYSTONE CRUNCH 4 OZ BAG 000336374, 000337658 4 oz.
  • 55165 KEYSTONE CRUNCH 6 oz. 000335591 6 oz.
  • 55180 Milk Chocolate Coated Boardwalk Crunch 4 oz. 000335625 4 oz.
  • 55185 KEYSTONE CRUNCH 1 LB 000336375 16 oz.
  • 63385 Milk Chocolate with Fall String 4 oz. 000335852 4 oz.
  • 63386 Dark Chocolate mini Pretzels Fall String 4 oz. 000335848 4 oz.
  • 65902 Dark Chocolate Molasses Pop 4 oz. 000336201, 000335800 4 oz.
  • 65902 Dark Chocolate Molasses Pop 2 oz. 000336376 2 oz.
  • 67395 Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Heaven 3 oz. 000337016, 000337663 3 oz.
  • 75005 Milk Chocolate Nonpareil Pop 1.25 oz. 000335701, 000336520 1.25 oz.
  • 75027 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop with Fall Leaves 3 oz. 000337574, 000337673 3 oz.
  • 75030 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop with Christmas Seeds 3 oz. 000336521 3 oz.
  • 75037 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop Multi Seeds 2.25 oz. 000335803, 000337173 2.25 oz.
  • 75085 Milk Chocolate Non Peril with Fall Seed 4 oz. 000335963 4 oz.
  • 75086 Dark Chocolate Non Pareils with Fall Seed 4 oz. 000335858 4 oz.
  • 75087 White Confectionery Coating Non pareils with orange and yellow seed 4 oz. 000337178 4 oz.
  • 75107 White Confectionery Coating Peanut Butter Cup 2.35 oz. 000336377, 000337560, 000337665 2.35 oz.
  • 75141 Milk Chocolate POTATO CHIP 4 oz. 000335918 4 oz.
  • 75151 Milk Chocolate Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335843, 000336481 4 oz.
  • 75152 Dark Chocolate Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335590, 000336482 4 oz.
  • 75153 White Confectionery Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335589 4 oz.
  • 75245 Milk Chocolate Pretzel Rod 3pcs Asst. with Asher Bow 3.5 oz. 000335802, 000335910, 000336608, 000337177 3.5 oz.
  • 75260 Milk Pretzel Rod 3 piece assorted 3.5 oz. 000335699, 000337664 3.5 oz.
  • 75261 Milk Chocolate Pretzel Cluster 4 oz. 000335930, 000336198, 000336378, 000336879, 000337013 4 oz.
  • 75277 Milk Chocolate Coated Potato Chip Coffee Bag 8.5 oz. 000336044 8.5 oz,
  • 75279 Milk Boardwalk Crunch Coffee Bag 6 oz. 000335043 6 oz.
  • 75282 Dark Chocolate costed POTATO CHIP COFFEE BAG 8.5 oz. 000335851 8.5 oz.
  • 76025 Milk Chocolate Crisped Rice Pop Multi Seeds 3 oz. 000335722, 000337573, 000335462 3 oz.
  • 82379 Milk SF Almond Butter Toffee 3 oz. 000335955 3 oz.
  • 82421 Milk Chocolate Fruit Center Bar 3.5 oz. 000335414 3.5 oz.
  • 83851 Dark Chocolate Almond Bark (Scored) 4 oz. 000335647, 000335856 4 oz.
  • 83855 Milk Chocolate Non Pareils with multi seed 4 oz. 000335854 4 oz.
  • 83856 Dark Chocolate Non Pareils with White Seed 4 oz. 000335855 4 oz.
  • 83858 Milk Chocolate Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335588 4 oz.
  • 83859 Dark Chocolate Mini Pretzel Ash Label 4 oz. 000335862 4 oz.
  • 83860 White Confectionery Coated Mini Pretzels 4 oz. 000335969, 000337245 4 oz.
  • 87145 Milk and Dark Chocolate Fall Pretzel Pre Pack 3 per case 000336450 4 oz.

While there have been no reports of illnesses yet, eating food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, a common bacterial foodborne illnesses.

“Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy,” officials said in a news release. “The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.”

Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to the store for a refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Asher’s Chocolates at 888-288-3880.