Earlier this week, Sioux City, Iowa-based Palmer Candy Co. issued a limited recall of certain chocolate products after being informed by Valley Milk Products, a Maryland-based cooperative, that the milk powder used in a compound chocolate coating supplied by Blommer Chocolate Co. to Palmer Candy Co. has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Runamok Maple, a Cambridge, Vt.-based maker of all-natural, organic maple syrup, has acquired the maple candy and butter operations of Battleboro, Vt.-based Bascom Maple Farms, the largest independent supplier of pure maple syrup, maple sugar and maple candy in the country.
Michele Buck, the company’s executive v.p. and coo, will become the confectionery giant’s new president and ceo, effective March 1. She succeeds John P. Bilbrey, who announced his intention to retire in October.
Pack your bags and prepare for a sweet adventure. The Confectionery Foundation, a division of the National Confectioners Association (NCA), has developed an online map of candy outlet stores and factory tours that encourages travelers to experience American confectionery companies and brands.