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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Mr. Nature Recalls Mr. Nature Raw Whole Almonds

Contact:
Mr. Nature
1-888-464-6887

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Los Angeles, CA -- May 28, 2004 -- Mr. Nature is conducting a voluntary recall on its distribution of raw whole almonds packaged as Mr. Nature due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. The recalled almonds are packed in 2.0 oz., 1.1 oz. and 3.5 oz. packages under the Mr. Nature label, with products codes on boxes and bags

CODES ON BOXES:

#21 through #36 #50 through #55

Items:


 

02230Aloha Mix2.0 oz.
01107Energizer Mix2.0 oz.
02009Mix N Yogurt2.0 oz.
02530Trail Mix2.0 oz.
02013Trail Mix1.1 oz.
60007Trail Mix3.5 oz.

These products were distribute in the state of CA, TX, MO, MD, MA, FL, GA, NC, IL, NJ, NY, and OH.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This recall is in follow-up to a voluntary recall announced in mid-May by Paramount Farms of California of whole and diced raw almonds based on over 20 possible cases of illnesses associated with the almonds. The cases were reported in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Utah New Mexico, Arkansas, Tennessee, Massachusetts and Michigan we are working with FDA to assure that all potentially contaminated almonds are removed from the market place and that consumers are notified of the recall

The products listed above should not be consumed sold or distribute but rather returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, call Mr. Nature 1-888-464-6887 7:00 am - 3:30 pm PT.

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