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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Rio Pluma LLC (a Division of Stapleton Spence Packing Company) is Recalling Peanut Products Because They May be Contaminated with Salmonella

 

Contact:
Michael Smith
PH: 530-846-5200 x 2205

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 4, 2009 -- Rio Pluma LLC, A division of Stapleton Spence packing Company located at 1900 Hwy 99, Gridley, Ca. 95948 is recalling various peanut products.

The product has the potential to 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.

Recalled products were sold only in case quantities as indicated below and they were distributed to the Food Service industry in California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, and Idaho.  Lot numbers of the products listed are located on each package and/or case and include 07001 through 09056. Lot numbers are formatted with the first two numbers being the year (07 for 2007, 09 for 2009).  The remaining three numbers are the Julian date (day of the year). 

ITEM

PACK SIZE

 UPC

BRAND

PEANUTS – HONEY ROASTED FOIL BAG3/2#21979-213512Stapleton
PEANUTS – BLANCHED R/S FOIL BAG3/2#21979-212652Stapleton
PEANUTS -DRI RSTD N/SALT FOIL BAG3/2# 21979-212744Stapleton
PEANUTS BLANCHED RAW BULK25#21979-51225Stapleton
PEANUTS - GRANULATED FOIL BAG3/2#  74865-88600SYSCO Classic
PEANUTS – RAW FOIL BAG3/2#  74865-868631 SYSCO Classic
PEANUTS -DRI RSTD N/SALT FOIL BAG3/2# 74865-320617SYSCO Classic
PEANUTS -DRI RSTD N/SALT FOIL BAG3/2#  74865-320617SYSCO Classic
MIXED NUT TOPPINGS W/PEANUTS FOIL BAG  3/2#74865-320570SYSCO Classic
PEANUTS BLANCHED OIL R/S6/#5 CAN 74865-104460SYSCO Classic
MIXED NUTS R/S W/PEANUTS6/#5 CAN  74865-104484SYSCO Classic
PEANUTS DRY-ROASTED BLANCHED6/#5 CAN 21979-21329Stapleton
PEANUTS GRANULATED6/2.5#  21979-212447Stapleton
PEANUTS GRANULATED6/3.5#21979-212454 Stapleton
MIXED NUT TOPPINGS  W/PEANUTS6/3.5#  21979-212966  Stapleton
PEANUTS R/S BLANCED     6/4#21979-21334Stapleton
PEANUTS GRANULATED6/3.5#  44105-03099Nugget
MIXED NUT TOPPINGS  W/PEANUTS6/3.5#44105-030883 Nugget
PEANUTS R/S BLANCED6/4#  44105-03091   Nugget
MIXED NUT TOPPINGS W/PEANUTS FOIL BAG3/2#21979-212997Stapleton
MIXED NUTS R/S W/PEANUTS6/4# DELUXE44105-03077Nugget
MIXED NUTS R/S W/PEANUTS6/4# DELUXE21979-21325  Stapleton

No illnesses have been reported to date. Rio Pluma discontinued distribution of these products in response to a nationwide recall by Peanut Corporation of America of products from its processing facilities. Rio Pluma LLC may have received Salmonella contaminated product from Peanut Corporation of America.

We are asking our customers to contact us regarding the return and disposition of product. 

Contact information: 
Michael S. Smith, Supply Chain Manager
Rio Pluma LLC  Division of Stapleton Spence Packing Company
PH: 530-846-5200 x 2205 Available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
PH: 530-682-5641 Available 4:30 pm to 7:30 am

For the most updated list of all the products being recalled because of their association with the recall by Peanut Corporation of America, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

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