A small quantity of possibly flawed chocolate Easter rabbits from a Wisconsin company was distributed in Utah, and all groups purchasing the candy have been notified, the distributor says.
Fun Services of Utah said only 15 cases - each containing 180 pieces of rabbit-shaped candy - were received from the manufacturers and only 10 cases were shipped out to Utah groups. The groups, mainly affiliated with schools, were told to reclaim the products and return them, said Omer Huntington.Earlier in the week, Scott's of Wisconsin, a supplier of foods and candies for sale by groups involved in fund-raisers, received six complaints that plastic-like slivers of material were found in "Krispy Kids & Mom" chocolate candy products ordered by customers from New Jersey to Colorado.
Huntington said the majority of the product handled by his firm went to a fund-raiser of the Jordan High School gymnastics team and some small quantities went to groups raising funds for elementary schools.
Anyone in possession of the items should check for code numbers FR201, FR231, FR232 or FR241 in blue lettering on the inside of the end flap on the packages and return the items to Fun Services or directly to Scott's in Sun Prairie, Wis. Candy of comparable worth will be shipped back to the customers, Huntington said.
Scott's representative Paul Schenkenberg said the company has had no complaints since Tuesday and has found no injuries associated with the contamination. Tampering is not suspected.
The company recalled some 13,200 chocolate and crisped rice rabbits from 15 states, he said, and the firm is working with the Food and Drug Administration to determine the cause of the contamination.