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Texas Star Nut & Food Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Raw Peanuts Due to Potential Health Risk

Contact:
Jeffrey Taylor
1-866-455-8300

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 16, 2009 -- Texas Star Nut & Food Company of Boerne, Texas, is recalling packages of Raw Peanuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The recalled product contains peanuts supplied by Peanut Corporation of America, which has recently announced an expansion of a voluntary recall covering all peanut products manufactured and distributed from their Plainview, TX plant.  Peanut Corporation of America is currently the focus of an ongoing investigation concerning the recent Salmonella outbreak.

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.

The raw peanuts were distributed in Texas through retail grocery stores.  The Texas Star Nut & Food Company product is packaged in 12 oz plastic bags with UPC code 8-32112-00410-4 with product code date: sell by Jan. 11, 2009 thru July 11, 2009.  The sell by date appears in the clear box which includes the product name “Raw Peanuts”.

No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-455-8300.

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