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Farley's and Sathers Candy Company, Inc. Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Select Peanut Items

Contact:
Michelle Graber, Public Relations
507-945-8602

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --  Round Lake, MN – February 3, 2009 –As a result of the expansion of Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA), Blakely, Georgia facility, recall to include all peanut ingredients produced since January 1, 2007, Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for products containing PCA supplied peanuts. This PCA facililty is the subject of an U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential Salmonella contamination of peanut butter, peanut paste, and whole peanuts.

The following items distributed by Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. contain peanuts supplied by PCA:

  • Farley’s® Chocolate Double Dipped Peanuts; 6.5 oz Plastic Peg Bag; containing pack code digits 9243C; UPC 7309360666.
  • Brach’s® Chocolate Peanut Clusters; Bulk; containing pack code digits 9229LX8322, 9230LX8323, 9232LX8325; with UPC 1130006706.
  • Brach’s® Chocolate Peanut Caramel Clusters; Bulk; containing pack code digits beginning in 73, 80, 82, 83, 90, 91; with UPC 1130056709.
  • Brach’s® Double Dippers Chocolate Peanuts; containing pack code digits 9236LY8240; with UPC 1130004701
  • Brach’s® Chocolate Peanut Clusters; 12 oz Plastic Laydown Bag; containing pack code digits 9147LY8240, 9148LZ8241; with UPC 1130056709.
  • Brach’s® Chocolate Peanut Caramel Clusters; 12 oz Plastic Laydown Bag; containing pack codes 9068UX8252, 9176UX8214; with UPC 1130011709.
  • Brach’s® Chocolate Peanut Clusters; 3.25 oz Plastic Peg Bag; containing pack code digits 9229LZ8322; with UPC 1130057706.
  • Brach’s® Double Dippers Chocolate Peanuts; 7 oz Plastic Peg Bag; containing pack code digits 9236LY8329, 9236LZ8329; with UPC 1130074701.
  • Brach’s® Peanut Butter Clusters; 5.5 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 1130074704.
  • Brach’s® Chocolate Peanut Clusters; 7 oz Plastic Peg Bag; containing pack codes beginning 9229L, 9230L; with UPC 1130074706.
  • Brach’s® Chocolate Peanut Clusters; 16 oz Laydown Bag; containing pack codes beginning 9147L and 9233L, and codes 9147LZ8240, 9117LX8210; with UPC 1130080706.
  • Farley’s® French Burnt Peanuts 2/$3; 9 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7309360286.
  • Sathers® French Burnt Peanuts 2/$1; 2 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7560287455.
  • Sunny Select Boston Baked Beans; 9 oz Plastic Peg Bags; all lot codes with UPC 1754413328.
  • Sunny Select French Burnt Peanuts; 9 oz Plastic Peg Bags; all lot codes with UPC 1754413338.
  • Sathers® French Burnt Peanuts PAL; 5.25 oz Paper Header Label Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7560213455.
  • Sathers® Boston Baked Beans PAL; 5.25 oz Paper Header Label Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7560213457.
  • Sathers® French Burnt Peanuts 2/$2; 5.25 oz Paper Header Label Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7560214455.
  • Sathers® French Burnt Peanuts PAL; 4.25 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7560223455.
  • Brach’s® French Burnt Peanuts; 7 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 1130038119.
  • Cable Car French Burnt Peanuts; 5.25 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 2750930559.
  • Sathers® Boston Baked Beans 2/$1; 2.5 oz Paper Header Label; all lot codes with UPC 7560207457.
  • Sathers® French Burnt Peanuts 2/$1; 2 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7560287455.
  • Sathers® Boston Baked Beans 2/$1; 2 oz Plastic Peg Bag; all lot codes with UPC 7560287457.

The package code is stamped on the back of the package in the lower left corner. The UPC is located on under the scan bars on the lower right corner of the package. Case codes for bulk product are located on the side of box next to the product description and UPC.

Consumers who purchased the recalled items should discontinue use immediately and return items to the store location where they were purchased or destroy the product.

No other Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. products are part of this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these items. The items listed contain peanuts that were supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America and have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.

Consumer safety is important to Farley's & Sathers. Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. is working with the FDA and has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure. For additional information, please contact Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, Inc. at 1-888-247-9855 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday through Friday, Central time.

For a list of various company recalls and more information on FDA’s ongoing investigation, visit FDA’s website at www.fda.gov.

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