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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Root Farms, Inc Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Peanuts & Root Trail Mixes Containing Peanuts Due To Expanded Recall By Peanut Corporation Of America Concerning Contamination With Possible Health Risk

Contact:
1-888-868-3487

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Modest, CA -- February 19, 2009 --- Root Farms, Inc of Modest, CA is recalling Blanched Roasted Salted Peanuts, Blanched Roasted No Salt Peanuts, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Spanish Roasted Salted Peanuts & Root Trail Mixes containing peanuts, because it 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.

These products were distributed through the Root Farms, Inc., retail store in California & Arizona from October 10, 2008 to January 30, 2009:

Peanuts Blanched Roasted Salted
Peanuts Blanched Roasted No Salt
Peanuts Honey Roasted
Cajun Mix
Cranberry Supreme
Hawaiian Trail
Honey Crunch Mix
Kevin's Mix
Oriental Trail Mix
Root's Heart Healthy Mix
Spicy Delight
Tropical Trail Mix

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.

The recall was initiated due to the expanded recall by Peanut Corp of America that included the peanut types used in this product. Root Farms, Inc has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Customers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-868-3487 from 8:00am-5:00pm PST.

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