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Mellace Family Brands, Inc. Recalls Peanut Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Mellace Family Brands, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 19th, 2009 — Carlsbad, California — Mellace Family Brands, Inc. of Carlsbad, California, today announced a voluntary recall of peanut products. This is a precautionary measure resulting from the PCA (Peanut Corporation of America) expanded recall for all products that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonellais 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.
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|Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Sweet & Salty Peanuts||18 oz plastic jar||8335||30 NOV 2009|
|Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Steakhouse Peanuts||18 oz plastic jars||8310||05 NOV 2009|
|Mama Mellace’s Mama’s Savory Medley||19.5 oz trays||8340||05 DEC 2009|
|Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Cinnamon Peanuts||18 oz plastic jars||9005||05 JAN 2010|
|Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Cinnamon Peanuts||18 oz plastic jars||9007||07 JAN 2010|
Products affected by this recall were distributed throughout the U.S. and sold by grocery stores, convenient stores and specialty shops.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers who have purchased either of these products should not consume it. They should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-255-6887 8:00am-5:00pm PST.