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Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Organic Peanuts
(800) 404-6887 ext. 215
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Manor, Texas – March 5, 2009 – As a result of the expansion of Peanut Corporation of America's (PCA) recall to include all peanuts and peanut ingredients processed in their Plainview, Texas facility since January 1, 2007 due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella, Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for the following products:
- Organic Peanuts, Dry Roasted Salted and Unsalted
- Consumer PLU's – 41399 or 41400
- All lot numbers ending with the code “60500PB” or “60600PB”
The Organic Peanuts were distributed nationwide. Retailers have been advised to remove all of these products from store shelves, regardless of code date. Consumers having any of these products are urged to destroy them.
No other Austinuts' products are part of this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection to the above products. This voluntary recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to possible Salmonella contaminated ingredients from PCA's Plainview, Texas facility.
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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Consumers with any other recall questions may contact Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. (800) 404-6887 ext. 215. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor immediately.
For more information on FDA's ongoing investigation, visit FDA's Website at www.fda.gov.