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Marlow Candy & Nut Company Announces a Voluntary Recall for its Salted Peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts and Hot & Spicy Peanuts Because of a Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Aideen Kirk
201-569-7606

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 3, 2009 – Marlow Candy & Nut Company of Englewood, NJ has initiated a voluntary recall of certain products they package because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The product was sourced from Peanut Corporation of America.

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.

The following items subject to this recall are as follows:

Item Description
 
Retail
 
Net Wt.
 
UPC Code
 
Marlow Honey Roasted Peanuts$1.294 oz.33314-26132
Marlow Hot & Spicy Peanuts
 
$1.294 oz.33314-22001
Marlow Salted Peanuts
 
$1.294.75 oz.33314-32124
Marlow Honey Roasted Peanuts
 
2/$1.001 oz.33314-12088
Marlow Hot & Spicy Peanuts
 
2/$1.001.5 oz.33314-12087
Marlow Salted Peanuts
 
2/$1.001.5 oz.33314-12082
Skinner’s Honey Roasted Peanuts
 
$1.293.5 oz.73713-11400
Skinner’s Salted Peanuts
 
$1.294.25 oz.73713-11430

While none of the Marlow and/or Skinner’s brand products have been identified as being contaminated nor linked to any illnesses Marlow Candy & Nut Company is in the process of removing these items from the shelves while the FDA continues its investigation.

Anyone who has purchased any of these items should return them to the store from which they were purchased for a full refund.

Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician immediately.

Consumers with questions may contact Marlow Candy & Nut Company at 201-569-7606 Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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