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Sheridan Fruit Company Recalls Bulk Roasted/Salted, Roasted/No Salt, and Raw Blanched Shelled Peanuts Nationwide Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Jeff Heitzler
(503) 236-2114

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 5, 2009 -- Sheridan Fruit Company, Inc. of Portland, Oregon is recalling all bulk blanched roasted & salted, blanched roasted no salt, and blanched raw peanuts sold between 01/01/07 and 02/13/09 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella is 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.

Bulk blanched roasted & salted, blanched roasted no salt, and blanched raw peanuts were sold in bulk scoop bins in the Sheridan Fruit Company retail location, as well as delivered to restaurants in Oregon and Washington.

The product was sold loose through bulk scoop bins labeled as:

“Roasted Salted Blanched Peanuts” – Bin #940
“Roasted No Salt Blanched Peanuts - Bin #959
“Raw Blanched Peanuts” Bin – Bin #941

No other UPC or specific lot code information.

Products delivered to restaurants were labeled as Bulk Roasted Salted Blanched Peanuts, Bulk Roasted No Salt Blanched Peanuts, or Bulk Raw Blanched Peanuts.  There was no other UPC or specific lot code information. All products were sold between 01/01/07 and 02/13/09.

Sheridan Fruit Company is recalling the bulk peanuts due to the nationwide recall of products from the Peanut Corporation of America’s Plainview, Texas plantAll sales of these peanuts have been halted.  No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the peanuts sold by Sheridan Fruit Company. Sheridan Fruit Company has informed FDA of its actions and if fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased Bulk Roasted/Salted Blanched Peanuts, Bulk Roasted No Salt Blanched Peanuts, or Bulk Raw Blanched Peanuts are urged to destroy the products or may return the product for a refund to Sheridan Fruit Company, 409 SE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97214.  Consumers with questions should call Jeff at Sheridan Fruit Company at (503) 236-2114 Tuesday through Saturday 7 am to 4 pm PST.

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