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Brent and Sam's Announces Expanded Voluntary Recall of Two Previously Recalled Varieties of Archer Farms Brand Cookies

Contact:
Heather Woolford, gkv
Office:  410-234-2519/Cell:  410-375-2334
Heather.Woolford@gkv.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --North Little Rock, AR -- February 12, 2009 --- North Little Rock-based Brent and Sam's announced today an expanded voluntary recall of two flavors of Archer Farms cookies, which initially were recalled on January 21. The expanded recall includes additional date codes and is being done as a precautionary measure due to the recall expansion of Peanut Corporation of America's (PCA) Blakely, Georgia facility, which PCA is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning the recent salmonella outbreak.

The recalled Archer Farms cookie items contain peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America.  There are no reported illnesses associated with these cookie items, which are sold at Target and SuperTarget stores nationwide.  Included in the recall are:

Archer Farms Brand Milk Chocolate Monster Chewy Soft Baked Cookies
8.6oz, UPC 85239 09156
Recalled date codes include:  26Jan2009A, 31Jan2009A, 09Feb2009B, 09Feb2009A, 14Feb2009B2, 17Feb2009B2, 08Mar2009B2, 15Mar2009B2, 21Mar2009A2, 12Apr2009A2, 21Apr2009A2, 16May2009B2, 23May2009A2, 31May2009B2 and all expired code dates between 01Jun2007 and 26Jan2009.

Archer Farms Brand Double peanut Butter Chewy Soft Baked Cookies
8.6oz, UPC code 85239 09811
Recalled date codes include:  01Feb2009, 07Feb2009A, 14Feb2009B2, 17Feb2009B2, 16Mar2009A2, 22Mar2009A2, 12Apr2009A2, Apr 18 2009, 06May2009B2, 19May2009B2, 25May2009A2, 02Jun2009A2, 13Jun2009B2 and all expired code dates between 01Jun2007 and 01Feb2009.

No other Archer Farms cookie items are included in the recall.

"Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, fail 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."

Consumers are advised not to consume these items and may return the items to Target for a refund or they may call Target Guest Relations at 1-800-316-6151.

The safety and quality of Brent and Sam's products are of utmost importance to the company.  As a result, Brent and Sam's is destroying its remaining supply of product received from Peanut Corp. of America and has discontinued using them as a supplier.

Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Phil Brooks at
704-554-5548.

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