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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 Health Risk –Second Release
Janet Angers or Kelly Dickson
SECOND UPDATED RELEASE – June 10, 2009 – This is issued for the update and correction of item 08280, Sconza Natural Line Chocolate Peanuts, from the incorrect item 02820 and the addition of item 08290 to be added to 08090 which are both 6 oz bags of Sconza Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts with the UPC 41668 08091.
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||08280||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 and 08290||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.