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Provide Commerce, Inc. Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Items Containing Peanuts Due to Recall by Peanut Corporation of America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – San Diego, CA – June 4, 2009 – As a precautionary measure, Provide Commerce, Inc. of San Diego, CA has initiated a nationwide voluntary recall of certain items distributed under Provide Commerce’s brand names of ProFlowers, Cherry Moon Farms, Secret Spoon, RedEnvelope and Shari’s Berries. These items may contain peanuts recalled by the Peanut Corporation of America on January 28, 2009, due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism that 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 http://www.cdc.gov.
Provide Commerce is recalling these products out of the abundance of caution. There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to date affiliated with these products. Anyone concerned about an illness or injury should contact a physician immediately. Provide Commerce has informed the Food and Drug Administration of its actions and is fully cooperating with the agency.
The recalled items were sold by ProFlowers, Shari’s Berries, Cherry Moon Farms, Secret Spoon and RedEnvelope online and by telephone throughout the United States beginning in October 2008 through January 2009. Peanuts subject to recall may have been included in peanut only or mixed nut packages in the following gift basket products:
- Snack Attack
- Deluxe Snack Attack
- Snack Blitz & Birthday Song Goober
Consumers should not eat these products and should discard any products they may have. Customers who would like a replacement or refund for these products should call Provide Commerce's customer service at 888-378-2758. Any other questions about the recalled products may be directed to Provide Commerce at 888-855-3495.