Deskins Candies Recalls Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter No Bake, Chocolate No Bake, and Peanut Butter Pinwheel Because of Possible Health Risk - 6/23/22

Company Announcement Date:

June 21, 2022

FDA Publish Date:

June 21, 2022

Product Type:

Food & Beverages
Peanut Butter
Foodborne Illness

Reason for Announcement:

Potential Salmonella Contamination

Company Name:

Deskins Candies

Brand Name:

Deskins Candies

Product Description:

Several Candies


Deskins Candies of Bluefield, WV is recalling the following 16 oz products: Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Fudge, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter No-Bake, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Pinwheel, and Deskins Candies Chocolate No-Bake because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The following 16 oz products in question, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Fudge, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter No-Bake, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Pinwheel, and Deskins Candies Chocolate No-Bake were distributed as follows:

Merchants Distributor Inc Hickory, NC
Kroger Salem, VA
Grants Supermarket West Virginia and Virginia
Goodsons Supermarket West Virginia

Containers are 16 oz clear plastic clamshells. Coding is located on the top of the plastic clamshell beside the label. Coding can be identified by a white sticker with “sell by” and the following expiration dates.

Peanut butter Fudge         UPC  7 33980 12311 7          expiration date 6/26
Peanut butter No Bakes  UPC   7 33980 12331 7          expiration date 6/21
Peanut butter Pinwheel   UPC   7 33980 12314 7         expiration date 6/16
Chocolate No Bakes        UPC  7 33980 12334 7          expiration date 6/26

There have been no confirmed cases to date.

This recall is a result of the J.M. Smucker Co recall of the Jiff peanut butter brand, which is a product used in the production of Deskins Candies. The company has ceased and destroyed all products containing the Jiff peanut butter items under recall.

Consumers who have purchased Deskins Candies 16 oz Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter No-Bakes, Chocolate No-Bakes, and Peanut Butter Pinwheels are urged to return products to place of purchase for full refund or dispose of the products in question and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Salmonella. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (304)324-1938 Monday- Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M EST.



* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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