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Nature's Original Announces Recall of Snack Mixes/Snack Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Nature’s Original
(201) 242-8742

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 5, 2009 – Fort Lee, New Jersey-based Nature’s Original is voluntarily recalling various Snack Mixes listed below as a precautionary measure because they contain roasted peanuts supplied by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which expanded its recall of peanut products on January 28, 2009, to include all products manufactured in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007 due to potential Salmonella contamination.  There are no reported illnesses associated with these peanuts or snack mixes.

The following five items are affected:

Nature’s Original Brand White Chocolate Cranberry Mix - 12 oz Round Tub
Labels are marked with the code number 3187
UPC Code 719303904105

Nature’s Original Brand Oriental Mix - 12 oz Square Tub w/ Sealable Lid
Labels are marked with the code number 3684
UPC Code 719303904846

Nature’s Original Brand Trail Mix - 16 oz Round Tub
Labels are marked with the code number 3489
UPC Code 719303904129

Nature’s Original Brand Trail Mix – 20 oz Deli Cup
Labels are marked with the code numbers 3282 or 0196
UPC Code 719303904211

Nature’s Original Brand Far East Spicy Mix - 10oz Round Tub
Labels are marked with the code number 3084
UPC Code 719303905614

These items were sold in retail supermarkets in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia between November 4th 2008 and February 3rd 2009.  Any of the above items with different code numbers to those listed above are NOT subject to this recall. No other Nature’s Original products are subject to recall.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, 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). For a list of various company recalls and for more information on the FDA's ongoing investigation, please visit the FDA's website at www.fda.gov.

The safety and quality of Natures Original products are of utmost importance to us. As a result, Nature’s Original has taken immediate action to ensure the removal of any product containing these peanuts and has discontinued using PCA as a supplier.

Consumers who have purchased any of the affected products are advised not to consume these items and may return the items to the store they were purchased from. Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Nature’s Original at (201) 242-8742 Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST beginning February 9th, or email recall@naturesoriginalfoods.com.

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