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A. L. Schutzman Announces Recall of Dry Roasted Peanut and Nut Topping Products due to Recall By Peanut Corporation of America

Contact:
A. L. Schutzman
262-832-8200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Waukesha, WI (February 6, 2009) – A. L. Schutzman Company is voluntarily recalling several private label branded products of dry roasted peanut products and nut toppings. This recall was initiated because these products contain peanut products that are being recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they are potentially contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, 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 blood stream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis, for more information on Salmonella, please visit the centers for disease control and prevention's website at http://www.cdc.gov

The following products are distributed by Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kansas to independent grocery stores in approximately 25 states in the Central U.S.

Always Save Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, 16 oz Jars, UPC 70038-30375
Best Choice Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, 16 oz Jars, UPC 70038-30381
Best Choice Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, 8 oz Jars, UPC 70038-30380
Best Choice Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, Lightly Salted, 16 oz Jars, UPC 70038-59661
Best Choice Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, Unsalted, 16 oz Jars, UPC 70038-22546
Best Choice Brand Honey Roasted Peanuts, 16 oz Jars, UPC 70038-30383
Best Choice Brand Nut Topping, 2 oz Bags, UPC 70038-59821
Kitty Clover Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, 16 oz Jars, UPC 699430-21664

Note that the Always Save Brand is also distributed by some Albertsons’ Stores in the Southern and Southwestern United States.

The following products are distributed by Central Grocers, Franklin Park, IL. to independent grocery stores in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

Centrella Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, 16 oz Jars, UPC 70980-22545
Centrella Brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, No Salt, 16 oz Jars, UPC 70980-22546

All products involved in the recall will have a Best By date of 1/26/10 or earlier. 

There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the particular products being recalled. 

Consumers who have the product in their possession should not consume it. Product may be returned to the store where purchased for a refund. Consumers with additional questions may contact the company at 262-832-8200 (8:30-4:30 Central Time, Monday to Friday).

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