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Anna's Pantry LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Honey Roasted Peanuts, Cocktail Snack Mix and Roasted and Salted Mixed Nuts
(425) 576-1287 (M-F 9:00-5:00 PST)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 7, 2009 — Anna's Pantry LLC today announced that it is initiating a precautionary, voluntary recall of Honey Roasted Peanuts, Cocktail Snack Mix and Roasted and Salted Mixed Nuts, in connection with the recall of peanut ingredients manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), because the peanut ingredients have the potential to have been contaminated with Salmonella while in PCA's possession. 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.
The impacted products were distributed through gift shops in Oregon and Washington State during the period of January 1, 2007 through January 23, 2009. The gift shops sold the products at retail and/or used the products in their gift baskets.
Products impacted by today's announcement are as follows:
- Anna's Pantry Honey Roasted Peanuts, 1.5oz., 3oz. and 10oz. sizes, no lot or UPC code
- Anna's Pantry Cocktail Snack Mix, 3oz. and 7oz. sizes, no lot or UPC code
- Anna's Pantry Roasted and Salted Mixed Nuts, 1.5oz., 3oz. and 10oz sizes, no lot or UPC code
No other Anna's Pantry products are affected. Anna's Pantry no longer uses PCA as a supplier for any ingredients.
No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Anna’s Pantry has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.
Anna's Pantry is working with the gift shops to remove the specified products from retail store shelves. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them. Consumers with questions should contact Anna's Pantry at (425) 576-1287, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST.