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Whole Foods Market Recalls Select Peanuts, Peanut Products, and Self-Serve Grind Peanut Butters Because of Possible Health Risk
Vicki Foley, PR Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 1, 2009 -- Whole Foods Market of Bellevue, Washington is recalling seven 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 had 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 severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The peanut products and peanut butter made from them were distributed throughout Washington and Oregon through Whole Foods Market stores in the bulk foods section from Jan 1 2007 to Feb 13 2009.
Specific information on how to identify the recalled products:
- Glory Bee Foods Conventional Dry Roasted (no salt) Peanut Splits >BULK BIN 6330
- Glory Bee Foods Honey Roasted Peanut Splits >BULK BIN 8855
- Peanut Butter made from Glory Bee Foods Honey Roasted Peanut Splits> BULK BIN 8855
- Glory Bee Foods Organic Dry Roasted (no salt) Peanut Splits >BULK BIN 6360
- Glory Bee Foods Whole Honey Peanuts >BULK BIN 8313
- Glory Bee Foods Mt. Hood Trail Mix 12/8oz bags upc 3004285040
- Glory Bee Foods Mt. Hood Trail Mix >BULK BIN 8825
- Glory Bee Foods Aunt Patty’s Cascade Trail Mix >BULK BIN 5671
Self grind peanut butter made from above peanuts
Products were sold between Jan 1 2007 and Feb 13 2009.
No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product/these products. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America, Plainview, TX. Whole Foods Market has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.
If you have purchased any of these products from Whole Foods 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. Consumers can read more information about products affected by the peanut butter recall on the Whole Foods Market blog at http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/.