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Sweet Candy, LLC. Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut-Containing Candies Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 12, 2009 – Sweet Factory, LLC Inc. of Anaheim, CA is expanding its February 2, 2009 recall to include additional candy products containing peanuts, because they have 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.
Our products have been distributed and sold in bulk and retail packages nationwide through retailers.
The following products are being added to our recall:
Description of Product
|617||Milk Choc Peanuts Tub 14 oz|
|621||MC/DK Bridge Mix Tub 10 oz|
|3412||Choc Covered Peanut Brittle|
|35509||LC S/F MC Peanut Cluster|
|8469||NSA Choc Peanuts|
|8653||Dbl Dipped Peanuts|
|34039||Chocolate Peanut Cluster|
|35527||LC S/F Milk Choc Peanut Brittle|
|8662||Choc Bridge Mix|
|8471||S/F Choc Bridge Mix|
Sweet Factory Milk Chocolate Peanuts Tubs, net wt 14 oz., Signature Distribution, Westland, MI, UPC 4298500111
Sweet Factory Milk & Dark Chocolate Bridge Mix Tubs, net wt 10 oz., Signature Distribution, Westland, MI, UPC 4298500107
Sweet Factory, LLC is recalling all of our peanut based products due to the expanded recall by Peanut Corp of America that included peanut types purchased by GKI Foods Inc.
Sweet Factory, LLC has had no reports of any illnesses with any of our products to date.
Customers who have purchased peanut related products from Sweet Factory may destroy the product or contact Sweet Factory for further direction at 734-722-2202 M-F between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.