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Turner Holdings Recalls Peanut Butter Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Turner Holdings, LLC
901-476-2643

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 3, 2009 -- Turner Holdings, LLC of Covington, Tennessee is recalling approximately 2,624 cases of Turner Peanut Butter bars packaged in 6 pack boxes UPC 70770-09510, because the peanut butter, peanuts, peanut paste, etc. in the ice cream bar was supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America and it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.

Turner Peanut Butter bars were distributed in Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana  through grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, dollar stores, drug stores and discount stores.

Turner Peanut Butter bars with the UPC code # 70770-09510 are packaged in six pack boxes labeled in part: Turner Peanut Butter bars containing 6 chocolate covered, peanut butter flavored, ice cream bars on a stick with the production code number 25007, 34007, 15007 or 3807 embossed on the end flap of the container.

No Illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated when Turner Holdings, LLC was notified that Peanut Corporation of America was recalling the peanut butter used to manufacture the Turner Peanut Butter bars. Turner Holdings, LLC ceased production of this product on December 6, 2007.

Consumers that have this product should not consume it.  They should discard the ice cream bars but may take the packaging back to the location of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 901-476-2643.

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