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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Sconza Candy Company Voluntarily Initiates Nationwide Recall of Trail Mix, Organic Chocolate Peanuts and Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts Because of Possible Heath Risk

 

Contact:
Janet Angers or Kelly Dickson
1-209-845-3700

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Oakdale, CA -- March 28, 2009 --- Sconza Candy Company of  Oakdale, CA is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling Alpine Trail Mix, Organic Chocolate Peanuts and Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts that were distributed from January 1, 2007 to February 10, 2009.  These products contain peanuts obtained from the Plainview, Texas plant of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

These peanuts have 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 arthritic.

All the aforementioned products are distributed nationally and many may be in the vending trade. The Organic Chocolate Peanuts and Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts are made both in packaged and bulk forms.

Item Description

Size package

Item Code on Box

UPC on Bag

Code Dates

Sconza Natural Line Chocolate Peanuts

5 oz bag

02820

41668 08081

80501 – 90210

Organic Chocolate Peanuts

Bulk 10 lb

82310

N/A

80501 – 90210

Sconza Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts

6 oz bag

08090

41668 08091

80501 – 90210

Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts

Bulk 10 lb

72565

N/A

80501 – 90210

Sconza Alpine Trail Mix

3.5 oz bag

03930

41668 03926

70101 – 90210

Sconza Alpine Trail Mix

3.5 oz bag

03925

41668 03926

70101 – 90210

Sconza Alpine Trail Mix

2 oz bag

00260

41668 00261

80822 – 90210

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume them.  We have had no known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. The recall was initiated on product made using peanuts manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America Plainview, Texas plant after the FDA announced the recall of those products on February 20, 2009.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed from any retail establishment or vending machine should return the item or call the number on the vending machine for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Sconza Candy at 1-209-845-3700 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PT.

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