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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Jelly Belly Candy Company Recalls Chocolate Peanuts and Clusters Nationwide Due To Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Tomi Holt
(415) 884-8077

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- FAIRFIELD, CALIF. (February 27, 2009) -- Jelly Belly Candy Company is voluntarily recalling chocolate-covered peanuts, chocolate peanut clusters and no-sugar added chocolate peanuts, three peanut confections in the company's line of 200 confections. The company is recalling the three candies due to the potential for salmonella contamination of roasted peanuts obtained from the Plainview, Texas facility of Peanut Corporation of America.

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 bulk chocolate peanut products are sold in bulk scoop bins to grocery outlets and candy shops nationwide and are labeled on the bin with the name of the products:

"Chocolate Peanuts from the makers of Jelly Belly"
"Peanut Clusters from the makers of Jelly Belly"
"No Sugar Added Chocolate Flavor Coated Peanuts"

For Bulk bin items, no UPC codes are visible at the time of purchase.

Item number

Lot code

Item description

4050

071029

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

071107

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

071130

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

071201

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080103

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080206

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080305

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080403

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080404

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080422

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080423

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080605

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080722

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080820

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080821

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080903

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

080904

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

081125

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501

4050

090128

10 LB CHOCOLATE PEANUTS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040501


 

Item number

Lot code

Item description

4055

081020

10 LB CHOC PEANUT CLUSTERS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040556

4055

081105

10 LB CHOC PEANUT CLUSTERS Case/unit UPC - 00071567040556


 

Item number

Lot code

Item description

5655

071121

10 LB CHOC PEANUTS-NO SUGAR ADDED Case/unit UPC - 00071567056557

5655

080201

10 LB CHOC PEANUTS-NO SUGAR ADDED Case/unit UPC - 00071567056557

5655

080324

10 LB CHOC PEANUTS-NO SUGAR ADDED Case/unit UPC - 00071567056557

5655

080401

10 LB CHOC PEANUTS-NO SUGAR ADDED Case/unit UPC - 00071567056557

5655

080531

10 LB CHOC PEANUTS-NO SUGAR ADDED Case/unit UPC - 00071567056557

In addition, the chocolate peanuts were distributed online and in a 7-oz. bag with the label “Chocolate Peanuts from the makers of Jelly Belly".

Item # 24050 12 X 7oz Chocolate peanuts
Case UPC – 00071567983921
Unit/bag UPC -071567240505

lot code

Best before

071029

BEST BEFORE Oct 29, 2008

071108

BEST BEFORE Nov 08, 2008

071116

BEST BEFORE Nov 16, 2008

071121

BEST BEFORE Nov 21, 2008

080304

BEST BEFORE Mar 4, 2009

080310

BEST BEFORE Mar 10, 2009

080611

BEST BEFORE Jun 11,2009

080820

BEST BEFORE Aug 20, 2009

081112

BEST BEFORE Nov 12, 2009

The company affirms that Peanut Butter flavor of Jelly Belly® jelly beans, the company's flagship product line, are NOT made with peanut butter from PCA and are safe to eat. No other confections are impacted by the recall.

Jelly Belly is recalling the three chocolate peanut confections due to the nationwide recall of products from the Peanut Corporation of America's Texas peanut processing plant. Jelly Belly used roasted peanuts purchased from PCA Plainview, Texas plant. All production and distribution of these three confections have been halted. No illnesses have been reported to date from the chocolate peanut confections made by Jelly Belly.

Consumers who have purchased chocolate-covered peanuts, peanut clusters or no-sugar added chocolate peanuts are urged to destroy the products or may return the product to Jelly Belly Candy Company, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA 94533. Consumers with questions should call Jelly Belly at (800) 522-3267 Monday through Friday 6 am to 5 pm PST.

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