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WALEECO DAINTY FILLED CANDIES RECALLED

 WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration today informed consumers that F.B. Washburn Candy Corp., Brockton, Mass., has agreed to recall its Waleeco Dainty Filled Candies because they contain peanut butter that is not declared on the product's label. People who are allergic to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume the candies.
 On Dec. 24, FDA warned people who are allergic to peanuts not to consume the candies. Canadian health authorities have issued a similar warning.
 The product has no lot or code number. It is sold in 2-pound, cardboard cylinders bearing the name, "Waleeco Dainty Filled Candies." FDA has not received any reports of illnesses due to consumption of the candies.
 An estimated 53,000 2-pound cylinders of the candies may have been distributed in this country, primarily in New England and elsewhere on the eastern seaboard.
 The company has notified its distributors in New England, Maryland, New York and eastern Pennsylvania of the recall. The distributors are contacting local retailers to withdraw the product from their shelves.
 FDA is one of the eight Public Health Service Agencies in HHS.
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 /NOTE: TV broadcasters, please use open caption for the hearing impaired./
 /CONTACT: Chris Lecos of the Food and Drn?istration, 202-205-4144 or, after hours, 703-354-4418/


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