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Thrift Products Recalls Thrifty Nut Brand Honey Roasted and Dry Roasted Peanuts Sold in Michigan And Indiana Because of Possible Risk To Health

Contact:
Dan Limmick                      
616-538-0930

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 3, 2009 -- Thrift Products Co. is conducting a voluntary recall of all sizes of its Honey Roasted and Dry Roasted peanuts 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.

All packages of the following products are included in the recall:

Thrifty Nut brand HONEY ROAST PEANUTS, GRANULATED, UPC 7934898868 with a Best if Used by date of 7/09 or earlier.

Thrifty Nut brand SEASONED DRY ROAST PEANUTS, 9/5 oz., UPC 7934830903 with a Best if Used by date of 11/09 or earlier.

Thrifty Nut brand HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS, 9/5 oz., UPC 7934830941 with a Best if Used by date of 7/09 or earlier.

Thrifty Nut brand HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS, 6/8 oz., UPC 7934810941 with a Best if Used by date of 7/09 or earlier.

Thrift Products distributes these products in Michigan and Northern Indiana

Thrift Products is taking this action because they were made from peanuts processed by PCA (Peanut Corporation of America) in its Blakely, Georgia facility, and PCA has recalled all peanuts processed in that plant.

Thrift Products is not aware of any complaints of illness involving our products to date.

Customers should not consume any Honey Roasted or Dry Roasted peanuts packaged by Thrift Products. Customers should return any unused product where purchased. For further information, call Thrift Products Co. at 1-800-538-6887 (nuts) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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