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Recall Baby Ruth Candy Bars

December 13, 1986

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Nabisco Brands Inc. on Friday recalled some Baby Ruth candy bars after salmonella was found during a routine inspection at the manufacturing site, officials said.

There have been no reported cases of salmonella poisoning related to the candy bars, said Dr. Bernard Turnock, the state director of public health.

Officials had ″no information that the candy bars themselves are contaminated,″ said Mary Huck, a state health department spokeswoman.

Mel Grayson, a spokesman for Hanover, N.J.-based Nabisco Brands, called the recall ″precautionary.″ He said the candy bars made in the Franklin Park, Ill., plant are distributed throughout the country.

Most of the candy bars were still in the warehouse, Turnock said.

Turnock advised people with Baby Ruth bars in their homes to check the code numbers on the backs of the candy wrappers. The health department said the code numbers to look for are: 6280; 6281, 6293, 6300, 6301, 6302, 6303, 6304, 6307, 6308.

The candy bars bearing those numbers were manufactured between Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 and include four-ounce bars, 2.2-ounce bars and one-pound bags of miniature bars, the department said.

They should be returned to the point of purchase for a refund, Turnock said.

Grayson said the company had notified its distributors and retail chains and set up a toll-free number of 800-932-7800 to answer any questions.

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