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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Kanan Enterprises Recalls Raw Whole Almonds

Kanan Enterprises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- June 4, 2004 -- Kanan Enterprises is conducting a voluntary recall on its distribution of raw whole almonds packaged as various trail mixes or raw whole almonds in various sizes with UPC numbers 038445 81516, 038445 81016, 038445 61002, 038445 61005, 038445 43438, 038445 61001, 074870 00330, 074870 00147, 074870 00474, 074870 00252, 038445 00224, with the King Nut and Peterson Nut Brands due to the possibility of contamination with  Salmonella Enteritidis. The recalled almonds are packed in bags and packaged under the King Nut Companies label, with codes (or code dates) of Best by date of April 21, 2004-January 2005, or a manufacture date of August 21, 2003-May 24, 2004 or a Julian code date of 3223-4145.

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.

Kanan Enterprises distributes this product nationwide.

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 Kanan Enterprises M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST at 800-860-5464.


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