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Funway Snack Food Brands Recall of Peanut Caramel & Chocolate Apples Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Funway Snack Foods
323-560-9985

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 17, 2009 — Maywood, California — Funway Snack Foods of Maywood, California, today announced a voluntary recall of the Funway Caramel Apples that contains peanut products. This is a precautionary measure resulting from the PCA (Peanut Corporation of America) expanded recall for all products that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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 serious illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditic and arthritis.

Funway Caramel apples were distributed in California, Arizona and Nevada through retail food stores, wholesalers and direct to customer sales.

Funway Caramel apples distributed from February 1, 2009 to February 23, 2009 are involved in this recall. Potentially affected products can be identified by the following CODE NUMBERS and or best before dates on the front of the package:

Product coded with best before date from February 17, 2009 to March 10, 2009.

And Or Code No. 30209028, 17509033, 30209033, 19909033, 17509034, 19909034, 302039035, 19909035, 19909037, 30209037, 30209040, 19909042, 30209042, 30209044, 30209046, 19909047, 30209047, 19909049, 30209049, 12709051, 30209051 and 30209054.

The Caramel Apples are packaged in plastic containers or wrapped in plastic bags.

Item No.DescriptionUPC CODE       
01111Red Caramel Apples 24ct.7-40743-01101-6 
01114Red Caramel Apples 12/4pk.7-40743-01204-7
01211Brown Caramel Apples 24ct.7-40743-01201-3
01214Brown Caramel Apples 12/4pk.7-40743-01214-4
0168814oz.Gourmet Chocolate Apple 12ct,7-40743-01601-1 
0178812oz.V-Day Chocolate Cover Carm Apples 12ct.7-40743-01501-4

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.  Funway Snack Foods has informed the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased Funway Caramel Apples with the above code dates are urged to contact Funway for further instructions. Consumers with questions may contact Funway Snack Foods at 323-560-9985.

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