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Mellace Family Brands, Inc. Recalls Peanut Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Mellace Family Brands, Inc.
1-866-255-6887

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.

Product Name

Unit Size

Lot code

Best If Used By:

Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Sweet & Salty Peanuts18 oz plastic jar833530 NOV 2009
Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Steakhouse Peanuts18 oz plastic jars831005 NOV 2009
Mama Mellace’s Mama’s Savory Medley19.5 oz trays834005 DEC 2009
Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Cinnamon Peanuts18 oz plastic jars900505 JAN 2010
Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut Cinnamon Peanuts18 oz plastic jars900707 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.

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