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Torn and Glasser, Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Salted Virginia In-Shell Peanuts, and Organic Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 16, 2012 - Torn and Glasser, Inc of Los Angeles, CA 90021 is voluntarily recalling Salted in-shell product (packaged after November 9, 2011), and one lot of Organic Peanut Butter (packaged January 13, 2012) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.
This decision to recall was made due to the expanded recall of peanut products by Sunland (to include Salted in-shell, and Organic peanuts) due to the potential of contamination with Salmonella. The Torn and Glasser recalled products contain peanuts supplied by the Sunland Peanut Processing Plant located in Portales, New Mexico.
The recalled product was distributed from November 9, 2011 to October 15, 2012 in CA, AZ, NV, TX, CO, ID, MO, NJ, NM, OK, UT.
The following Products and lots are affected:
Salted in Shell Peanuts– Gless Ranch Label.
24/12 oz bags
Lots: 0112; 0522; 0932. Lot code marking can be found on the front label.
Salted in Shell Peanuts– Sun Harvest Label.
24/16 oz bag
Best by Dates: 06/16/12; 05/09/12;
Salted in-shell Peanuts
50 lb Bulk Bag
Bags marked with P.O. numbers: 34569;
Salted in-shell Peanuts– Torn and Glasser bulk case.
25 lb Bulk Case
Lots – 0172; 0322; 0332; 0342; 0392; 0452; 0522; 0552; 0562; 0752; 0802; 0882; 0962; 1022; 1172;1232; 1302; 1312; 1422; 1562; 1652; 1802; 1882; 2052; 2142; 2352; 2402; 2482; 2631; 2772; 2851; 3141; 3151; 3201; 3231; 3271; 3331; 3341; 3531. Lot code marking can be found on the bottom of the box.
Salted in-shell Peanuts– Torn and Glasser retail label
Lots: 0872; 1382; 1572; 2082; 2202; 2422;
Salted in Shell Peanuts– Sprouts label
25 lb case/12 bags
206561XXXXXX (last 6 numbers change for
Best by dates: 03/11/12; 03/17/12;
Organic Peanut Butter
12/ 14oz Tubs
Lot 0132 (produced January 13, 2012). Lot code marking can be found on the side label.
To date, Torn and Glasser, Inc. has not received any complaints concerning illness on any of these lot numbers. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers can contact the Company at 1-310-605-4900/1-800-282-6887 for information regarding this recall. The phone will be manned from 7am to 3:30pm (Pacific Standard Time).
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.