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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Torn & Glasser Recalls Raw Blanched Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Jason Anderson
(213) 593-5125

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 23, 2009 – Torn & Glasser of Los Angeles, CA is recalling their Raw Blanched Peanuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America's Plainview, Texas facility because they have the potential to 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 serious illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The items of 5 lb and 25lb bulk Raw Blanched Peanuts were sold in brown cardboard cases and labeled as:

"#340-235 RAW BLANCHED PEANUTS NET WT. 5 LBS PRODUCT OF USA TORN & GLASSER"
"#340-245 RAW BLANCHED PEANUTS NET WT. 25 LBS PRODUCT OF USA TORN & GLASSER"

This product was distributed through wholesalers and direct to customer sales. These were sold in the Southern California Region.

All Raw Blanched Peanuts 5 lbs and 25 lbs distributed with Julian code 2678 and Raw Blanched Peanuts 25 lbs with Julian code 2748 sold September 22, 2008 to November 1, 2008 are involved in this recall.

Raw Blanched Peanuts with Julian code dates of 2758 or higher were made with nuts from a separate supplier not affected by this or any other recall. The Julian code can be found on the lower left side on outer case label.

No illnesses have been reported to date for this product.

Consumers who have purchased Torn & Glasser Raw Blanched Peanuts with the above Julian code dates are urged to discard any product they have. Consumers with questions may contact Torn & Glasser (213) 593-5125 between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST).

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