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Western Trade Group, Inc. Recalls Roasted Peanuts Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Contact:
Western Trade Group, Inc.
360-417-3747

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 10, 2009 -- Western Trade Group, Inc., of Port Angeles, Washington is recalling Roasted Feed Grade Peanuts, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The Roasted Feed Grade Peanuts were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because they may potentially be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated animal/livestock feed and products.  People handling contaminated products can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products. 

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.  Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.  Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. 

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.  Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain.  Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.  If your livestock or animals have consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The Roasted Feed Grade Peanuts were distributed to the following animal/livestock feed and wild bird feed packers in Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, and North Dakota.  Product was distributed between January 1, 2008 and April 30, 2008. 

The peanuts were shipped to the firms in bulk 2,000 lb. totes labeled Aggieville USA, Mountain Grove, MO with the following codes: WT-60802 and WT-14484; and 50 lb. poly lined paper bags labeled Western Trade Group, Inc., PO Box 1060, Carlsborg, WA.  The fifty (50) lb. poly lined paper bags have no other codes.

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.  The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America.  Western Trade has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased the Roasted Feed Grade Peanuts are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-360-417-3747.

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