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Harry and David Recalls Olympia Delight Trail Mix Because of Possible Health Risk
Mr. Bill Ihle EVP, Corporate Relations
541 864-2145 (Media Calls Only)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 29, 2009 -- Harry and David, of Medford, Oregon, is voluntarily recalling two Olympia Delight Trail Mix products because they contain peanuts that were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which is the focus of an ongoing Salmonella investigation by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). PCA is one of the suppliers of peanut ingredients to the company’s contracted manufacturer.
The following items are subject to this recall:
- Approximately 30,500 12 oz. bags labeled Olympia Delight Trail Mix
- Approximately 14,200 5 oz. boxes labeled Olympia Delight Trail Mix
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and 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 aneruysms), endocarditis and arthritis. For more information on salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web-site at www.cdc.gov.
The trail mix product was supplied to Harry and David by Nature’s World LLC.
Affected product was distributed throughout the United States under the Harry & David brand. The bagged product was sold only in Harry and David stores. The boxed product was sold in both Harry and David stores Barnes and Noble, T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s, and HomeGoods stores.
Affected product can be recognized by:
Bagged product – The trail mix is packaged in 12 oz. clear plastic bags. The “Best if used by” date is located on the lower left hand corner of the back label of the bagged product. Affected product has a best if used by date of 3/28/08 or later. The lot code is ink jetted on the bag and the code format is ####XXX##:##, where # = a number and X = a letter. Affected product lot codes have a 7 or 8 in the fourth digit place. UPC code is 780994604896.
Boxed product – The trail mix is packaged in 5 oz tan colored paperboard boxes. The lot code is ink jetted on the box. The lot code format is ####XXX##:##, where # = a number and X = a letter. Affected product lot codes have a 7 or 8 in the fourth digit place. UPC code is 780994737013 or 780994751262.
There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to date affiliated with these products. Anyone concerned about an illness/injury should contact a physician immediately. Harry and David has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.
Consumers with either product may return it to any Harry and David retail store for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may phone the Harry and David Customer Service division at 800-233-1101, 24 hours a day.