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Stop & Shop Issues a Voluntary Recall of Simply Enjoy Sweet and Salty Mixed Nuts

Contact:
Faith Weiner
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
(617) 770-6025

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Quincy, MA -- Feb. 6, 2009--- Following notification from the manufacturer, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has recalled its Simply Enjoy Sweet and Salty Mixed Nuts. The item was removed from store shelves because the product contains peanuts supplied by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.

The item: 8 0z. Simply Enjoy Sweet and Salty Mixed Nuts has UPC – 68826706282, with sell by dates 5/22/2009, 5/28/2009 & 6/15/2009

Customers who have purchased this product should not consume it and may return any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to any Stop & Shop for a full refund. To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Stop & Shop is committed to the highest standards of food safety. Customers looking for additional information may visit our website at stopandshop.com or call Stop & Shop's corporate brands hotline at 1-877-846-9949, M-F, 9am-4pm.

Customers looking for more information on peanut product recalls relating to the recent salmonella outbreak may also visit the FDA's website http://www.fda.gov.

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