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Jenny Craig Recalls Further Products Manufactured with Ingredients from Peanut Corporation of America’s Plainview Texas Facility
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Carlsbad, CA (March 4, 2009) – Jenny Craig, Inc. one of the nation’s leading authorities on weight management, today announced that out of an abundance of caution it will be honoring a recall order issued by The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and further supported by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). As such, Jenny Craig is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured with ingredients from PCA’s Plainview Texas facility since that plant opened in March 2005. This represents an expansion of recall activities already associated with PCA’s Blakely Georgia facility that was initiated in January. This recent announcement has impacted another manufacturer contracted by Jenny Craig for the production of certain peanut containing products, which now extends Jenny Craig’s recall of product to include a product sold in Canada.
There have been no confirmed illness or adverse effects reported by any Jenny Craig customers, and no other products within the Jenny Craig food portfolio are impacted. No Salmonella contamination has been detected in Jenny Craig products. This voluntary recall is in line with FDA and CFIA recommendations, and Jenny Craig has removed all products within existing inventory.
A complete listing of Jenny’s Cuisine® products subject to the PCA recalls in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are as follows:
Jenny’s Delites® Chocolate Caramel Peanut Bar (UPC 655447008364) with the following best before dates:
|JAN 05 07A||APR 27 07B||MAY 23 08A||DEC 26 08A||NOV 06 09A|
|JAN 25 07B||MAY 06 07A||MAY 09 08A||MAR 11 09A||OCT 28 09A|
|FEB 07 07A||MAY 15 07A||JUN 20 08A||MAR 11 09B||JAN 05 10A|
|MAR 01 07A||MAY 29 07B||JUN 20 08B||APR 24 09A||JAN 05 10B|
|MAR 01 07B||FEB 27 08A||JUL 16 08A||MAY 30 09A||JAN 26 10A|
|MAR 25 07A||MAR 28 08A||AUG 24 08A||JUN 25 09A|
|MAR 25 07B||MAR 30 08A||SEP 25 08A||AUG 05 09A|
|MAR 26 07A||APR 26 08B||OCT 25 08A||AUG 05 09B|
|APR 27 07A||APR 30 08A||NOV 12 08B||AUG 26 09A|
Peanut Butter Bar (UPC 655447008111) with the following best before dates:
|DEC 02 06B||MAY 27 07B||JAN 12 08B||AUG 25 08A||APR 13 09A|
|DEC 23 06B||AUG 22 07A||FEB 21 08B||AUG 25 08B||MAY 12 09B|
|JAN 14 07A||AUG 22 07B||MAR 25 08B||OCT 01 08A||JUN 23 09A|
|MAR 26 07A||OCT 28 07B||APR 26 08A||OCT 01 08B|
|APR 30 07A||DEC 21 07B||JUN 26 08A||OCT 25 08A|
|APR 30 07B||JAN 12 08A||JUN 26 08B||FEB 05 09B|
Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars (UPC 655447009347) with following best before dates:
|SEP0308 ALO||OCT1408 ALO||DEC2508 ALO||FEB0109 BLO||MAR0509 ALO|
|SEP0308 BLO||OCT1408 BLO||DEC2508 BLO||FEB1109 BLO||MAR0509 BLO|
|SEP0508 BLO||NOV0908 ALO||DEC2608 ALO||FEB1209 ALO||MAY1209 ALO|
|SEP0608 ALO||NOV0908 BLO||JAN1109 ALO||FEB1209 BLO||MAY1209 BLO|
|SEP0608 BLO||NOV1008 ALO||JAN1109 BLO||FEB2309 ALO||MAY2409 BLO|
|SEP1508 ALO||NOV1008 BLO||JAN1209 ALO||FEB2309 BLO||MAY2509 BLO|
|SEP1508 BLO||NOV1108 ALO||JAN1209 BLO||FEB2409 ALO||MAY2509 ALO|
|SEP2908 ALO||DEC2408 ALO||JAN1309 ALO||FEB2409 BLO||MAY2609 ALO|
|SEP2908 BLO||DEC2408 BLO||FEB0109 ALO||FEB2509 ALO||MAY2609 BLO|
A complete listing of Jenny’s Cuisine® products subject to the PCA recalls in Canada are as follows:
Jenny’s Delites® Chocolate Caramel Peanut Bar (UPC 655447108361) with the following best before dates:
|JAN 25 07A||MAY 15 07A||JUN 20 08B||MAR 11 09A||NOV 06 09A|
|MAR 01 07A||FEB 27 08A||AUG 24 08A||MAY 30 09A|
|MAR 25 07A||MAR 28 08A||SEP 25 08A||JUN 25 09A|
|APR 27 07A||JUN 20 08A||OCT 25 08A||OCT 28 09A|
No other peanut containing products in the Jenny Craig portfolio are manufactured with peanuts or peanut ingredients sourced from any of PCA’s facilities. Date codes not mentioned above are not subject to these recalls as they were manufactured using peanuts or peanut ingredients supplied by a company other than PCA. There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the aforementioned product date codes. No Salmonella contamination has been detected in the Jenny Craig Chocolate Caramel Peanut Bar, Peanut Butter Bar or Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars. Independent laboratory tests of PCA’s peanut ingredients prior to utilization in the manufacture of Jenny Craig products indicate the ingredients were free from Salmonella. Yet, in an abundance of caution, Jenny Craig is conducting this voluntary recall in line with FDA and CFIA recommendations, and Jenny Craig has removed all products within existing inventory.
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 Web site at www.cdc.gov (or call 1-800-232-4636).
"As we have done with previous related recalls, we are complying with all FDA and CFIA guidelines to ensure the safety of our clients,” said Amy Armish, Director of Food Technology and Quality Assurance, Jenny Craig, Inc. “Our network of Jenny Craig centres, consultants and clients have been receiving ongoing communication to ensure that all concerned parties have the most up-to-date information.”
The Jenny Craig Chocolate Caramel Peanut Bars, Peanut Butter Bars and Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars were distributed directly to clients through Jenny Craig centres or the at-home Jenny Craig Direct program and are not available in other retail stores, and not sold under any other name. Clients having further questions or concerns may contact their local Jenny Craig centre or call 1-800-JennyCare.