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House Of Spices (India) Inc. Recalls Laxmi Hot & Spicy Peanuts Because Of Possible Health Risk

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 6, 2009 -- HOUSE OF SPICES (INDIA) INC. of FLUSHING, NY is recalling 30 LB. Boxes of LAXMI HOT & SPICY PEANUTS, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This action is a result of the PCA expanded recall of January 28, 2009 for all products manufactured in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007.

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.  For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov .

LAXMI HOT & SPICY PEANUTS were distributed to direct accounts located in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California.

The LAXMI HOT & SPICY PEANUTS were packed in 30 LB. cardboard boxes with ITEM CODE: NUPEHLX1CS.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Customers that have purchased LAXMI HOT & SPICY PEANUTS with ITEM CODE NUPEHLX1CS are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-507-4900.

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