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Kariba Farms Announces Nationwide Recall of NutCrusters™ Thai Peanut
Martin A Welt, PhD
Phone: (973) 537-8500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 3, 2009 -- Kariba Farms, Inc., in Denville, NJ, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its 5 oz. foil/plastic packed Thai Peanut NutCrusters Coating Mix. The Thai Peanut NutCrusters involved in this recall were distributed between the time of 4/25/2007 and 8/23/2007. The 5 oz. packages have one of the following lot numbers on the back label: A7115, A7120, A7123, A7141, A7152, A7159, A7184, A7198, A7225; UPC Number 762851041525. Lot numbers other than those specified above are not involved in this recall as the peanut ingredients used in them were not received from a vendor involved with the Peanut Corporation of America’s Blakely, Georgia facility.
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