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Sweet Sisters, Inc. DBA Sweet Life Patisserie Announces an Expansion for their Recall of Brownies, Bars, Cookies, Pies, Tartlets, Cheesecakes, Tortes, Silks and Cakes Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Sweet Life Patisserie
541 683 5676

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 11, 2009 -- Sweet Sisters, Inc. DBA Sweet Life Patisserie of Eugene, Oregon is recalling all products made with whole or chopped peanuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The products were made using peanut products 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 sever illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis.

Desserts with peanut products were distributed only in Eugene and Springfield, OR  through our retail store at 755 Monroe Street, Eugene, OR, or from one of the following stores; Sequential Biofuels Station, and  Supreme Bean.  Products were sold from July 20, 2007 through October 31, 2008.  Products are sold through display cases in the retail stores and have no specific lot, expiration, or UPC codes. 

The following items may have been made with peanut products manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America:  

Name of item

How sold

Brownie with peanutsIndividually wrapped in plastic
Peanut Butter CookieIndividually in wax bag
Chocolate Peanut TartletIndividual tart  4”
Chocolate Peanut Butter CakeWhole cake 6”, 9”, 12”, or by the slice
Custom designed Cake with Whole Peanuts added for filling or toppingWhole cake 6”, 9”, 12”, or sheet
Peanut Butter Mousse PieWhole 10” or by the slice
Peanut Butter Silk (Torte)Whole 8”, 10”, or by the slice
Peanut Butter Truffle TorteWhole 8”, 10”, or  by the slice
Custom designed Cheesecake, Silks/Tortes with Whole Peanuts added for ToppingWhole 8”, or 10” cake

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.  The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America.  Sweet Sisters, Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the agency. 

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products between July 20th 2007 and October 31, 2008 and would like to return them may contact Sweet Life Patisserie.  Consumers with questions may also contact the company at (541) 683 5676, 8 am- 6 pm Mon-Fri (PST), 8 am- 6pm Sat-Sun (PST).

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