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Cherry Republic Recalls Raw Whole or Diced Almonds
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- June 2, 2004 -- Cherry Republic is conducting a voluntary recall on its distribution of raw whole (or diced) almonds packaged as Cherry Nut Mix, Cherry Trail Mix to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. The recalled almonds are packed in 8oz. and 1 pound packages under the Cherry Republic label, from dates 08/21/2003 to 5/20/2004.
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.
Cherry Republic distributes this product in all 48 contiguous states.
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 marketplace and that consumers are notified of the recall.
The raw almonds should not be consumed but rather returned to the store of purchase for a full refund. For further information, call Cherry Republic , 231.334.3150 from 9am to 9pm (est).