New England Confectionery Company’s Candies Do Not Include Processed Peanut Butter from the PCA Or Any Outside Source

1/20/2009 12:00:00 AM REVERE, MA, January 19 – In recent days, the Food and Drug Administration has asked consumers to avoid foods that contain peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of American (PCA). The New England Confectionery Company, Inc., in response to the recent recalls of such peanut butter containing products, would like to assure our consumers that we do not purchase any processed peanut products from the PCA or any outside source. In fact, all peanuts used in our candies are roasted at our Revere, Massachusetts facility, where they are converted into our own peanut butter. Having complete control over the process allows the New England Confectionery Co. to exercise strict quality measures to ensure that the products we produce are safe. Our list of peanut-containing candies includes: Clark Bars, Mary Janes, Squirrel Nuts, Double Dipped Peanuts, Bridge Mix, Skybar, Peanut Clusters and Assorted Boxed Chocolate under the Haviland and Masterpieces brands.