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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Town & Country Markets Recalls Select Peanuts, Peanut Products, and Self-Serve Grind Peanut Butters Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Michael Latham – Director of Food Safety
(206) 423-4076

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 5, 2009 – Town & Country Markets, dba: Central Market of Seattle, Washington is recalling six peanut and peanut containing products, plus self-serve grind Peanut Butter due to potential Salmonella contamination.  The peanut products and self-grind peanut butter made from them were manufactured using peanut products recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because they may be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella 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 peanut products were delivered to Town & Country Markets, dba: Central Market stores by GloryBee Foods, Inc. and stocked in the bulk foods section at each of their six locations

Recalled bulk products identified by “Bin Numbers” 
Bulk products were sold between January 1, 2007 and February 13, 2009.

  • Split Peanuts (Dry Roasted) UNSALTED – BIN# 7498
  • Organic Dry Roasted (no salt) Peanut Splits – BIN#  9635 & Bin#  8860
  • Honey Roasted Peanut  – BIN#  7275 & BIN# 7995
  • Redskin Peanuts (Raw)  – BIN# 7903
  • Mt. Hood Trail Mix – BIN#  23446
  • Aunt Patty’s Cascade Trail Mix – BIN#  08423
  • Organic Peanut Butter Stock – BIN#  9635 & Bin#  8860

Re-Called self grind peanut butter identified by “UPC Codes” 
Self grind peanut butter sold between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008  

  • Peanut Butter from Honey Roasted Peanut Splits: UPC  2-99097-000 or UPC 2-99246-0000
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter from Dry Roasted Peanuts: UPC  2-99098-0000

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with any of these products. 

The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut products received were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America, Plainview, TX.  Town & Country Markets has informed the FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

If you have purchased any of these products from Town & Country Markets, dba: Central Market, please return for a full refund.  Consumers with questions concerning the recall should contact Glory Bee Foods at 1-800-456-7923. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST. 

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