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Huckleberry Haven, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls the Following Chocolate Covered Peanut Products Due To Expanded Recall By Peanut Corporation Of America And Because Of Possible Health Risk
Huckleberry Haven, Inc.
(406) 756-5525 * (800) 774-8257
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 5, 2009 -- Huckleberry Haven, Inc. of Kalispell, MT is voluntarily recalling the chocolate covered peanuts they package in Novelty “Poop” bags, because the chocolate covered peanuts packaged by Huckleberry Haven, Inc. have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Chocolate Covered Peanuts packaged as Novelty “Poop” were packaged using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America. The peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America 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 severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The Chocolate Covered Peanuts that may have been affected were packaged in red, green, black, white, or brown paper bags and contain 4 ounces of Chocolate Covered Peanuts. The product label on the front of the package may read: Bear Scat, Bear Poop, Moose Droppings, Buffalo Chips, Deer Droppings, Dino Eggs, Cow Pies, Cow Patties, Fish Eggs, Dino Eggs, Osprey Poop, Lizard Eggs, Monster Eggs, Chicken Coop Poop, Prairie Dog Pebbles or Crew Rations.
UPC labels may be found on the following packages; Bear Scat (UPC=725901311801),
Fish Eggs (UPC=725901311870), Deer Droppings (UPC=725901311849), Osprey Poop, (UPC=725901311917), Lizard Eggs (UPC=725901311924), Monster Eggs (UPC=725901311931). Please note: Not all packages will have a UPC label.
All potentially affected Chocolate Covered Peanut packages will have a white ingredient label with black lettering for the Ingredient and Allergy information and purple lettering for the Company information located on the bottom of each package. See label example below.
Milk Chocolate Peanuts
Allergy Information: Contains milk and soybeans. This product is manufactured on equipment that processes peanuts/nut.
Huckleberry Haven, Inc. * Kalispell, MT 59903
All future non-affected Chocolate Covered Peanut packages will have a white ingredient label printed in all black lettering located on the bottom of each package.
The Chocolate Covered Peanuts that were packaged as Novelty “Poop” Products were distributed through specialty, resort retail stores in the cities listed below.
Colorado: Pagosa Springs
Idaho: Coeur D’Alene, Coolin, Nordman
Minnesota: Grand Marais, Mankato
Montana: Bigfork, Billings, Columbus, East Glacier Park, Glasgow, Great Falls,
Helena, Hungry Horse, Kalispell, Lincoln, Malta, Manhattan, Miles City,
Rollins, Terry, West Glacier, West Yellowstone, Whitefish
North Carolina: Franklin
South Carolina: Charleston
South Dakota: Sioux Falls
Wisconsin: Rice Lake
Wyoming: Little America
No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. This voluntary recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Huckleberry Haven, Inc. has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the FDA.
Consumers and/or Businesses who have purchased and still have these “Novelty Poop” products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Businesses and/or consumers with questions may contact Huckleberry Haven, Inc. at 1-800-774-8257.