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Grower's Outlet Recalls Honey Roasted Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Grower's Outlet
503-256-3629

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 16, 2009 -- Grower's Outlet, of Portland, OR is recalling Honey Roasted Peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Honey Roasted Peanuts WERE manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they may 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 severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The Honey Roasted Peanuts were sold through the Grower's Outlet retail store located in Portland, OR between January 31, 2007 and October 1, 2007. The peanuts were packaged into 1/2 lb. and 1 lb. plastic bags and labeled with "Honey Roasted Peanuts Grower's Outlet". No specific codes, UPC codes, or expirations dates are found on the label.

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Grower's Outlet has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased the Honey Roasted Peanuts between January 31, 2007 and October 1, 2007 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-503-256-3629, Monday through Saturday, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT).

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