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Weis Markets Announces Voluntary Recall of Weis Quality (WQ) Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and WQ Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers Due to Possible Health Risk
Dennis V. Curtin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- (SUNBURY, PA) – Weis Markets today issued a voluntary recall for two private label peanut butter sandwich crackers it sells under its Weis Quality label: Weis Quality (WQ) Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, 11-ounce (UPC 41497-56442) and Weis Quality Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers 11-ounce (UPC 41497-56443) because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella since they contain peanut butter supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) which has been linked to a national outbreak of salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail and 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. For more information on salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web-site at www.cdc.com.
No other Weis Quality products are involved in this recall nor does it affect the jar peanut butter category.
As a precaution, in advance of this recall, Weis Markets stores removed these two products from their shelves on Friday January 16 and issued stop scan orders for both. The two recalled products were supplied by Bremner Food Group and manufactured by the Kellogg’s Company.
The product was distributed at Weis Markets retail stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.
Customers who have purchased the recalled Weis Quality products should return them to the closest Weis Markets’ store for a full refund. For additional information on this recall, customers can contact the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 877-869-5633.