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Pic-A-Nut Company Announces a Voluntary Michigan Recall of Peanut Products because of Possible Risk to Health

 

Media Contact:
George Champane
586-268-4900

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Warren, Mich. – February 9, 2009 – Pic -A - Nut Company today announced a voluntary recall of peanut products due to the possibility the products may be contaminated with Salmonella,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. 

The recalled products were sold in Michigan to distributors and to retail stores.

The products under recall include:

PIC-A-NUT brand Hot Nuts, Hot & Spicy Peanuts, net wt. 4.25 oz., Variety Foods, Inc., Warren, MI; UPC 7020702388, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Nut Topping, net wt. 4.25 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020702309, all lots with expiration dates from 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, net wt. 4.25 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020702312, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Honey Roasted Peanuts, net wt. 4 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020702304, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand 3 Alarm Fire Mix, net wt. 4 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020705522, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Trail Snackers, Dieters Delight, net wt. 6 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020703640, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Trail Snackers Raisin Nut Mix, net wt. 8 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020701745, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Trail Snackers Chocolate Trail Mix, net wt. 6 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020709034, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Trail Snackers Grand Deluxe Mix, net wt. 6 oz., Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; UPC 7020703699, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Grand Deluxe Mix, net wt. 25 pounds, Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; Item 90020, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Energy Mix, net wt. 25 pounds, Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; Item 90000, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Dieters Choice, net wt. 25 pounds, Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; Item 90018, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

PIC-A-NUT brand Fitness Mix, net wt. 25 pounds, Variety Foods, Inc, Warren, MI; Item 90002, all lots with expiration dates through 12/30/09

Pic-A-Nut is not aware of any illnesses to date related to its recalled products.

The recall is the result of the peanut butter used to manufacturer these products being recalled by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-842-1222, M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

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