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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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American Importing Company Announces a Voluntary Recall of a Variety of Trail Mixes Because of a 

Possible Health Risk

American Importing Company


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 5, 2009 -- Minneapolis, Minnesota-American Importing Company is voluntarily recalling the following items because it has the potential to contain salmonella. This recall applies only to the brands and codes listed.

Brand Name and description



sell by date codes

Food Club Chocolate Nut036800-28501-928 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
Food Club Raisin Nut036800-28500-228 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
HyVee Chocolate Nut075450-04087-628 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
HyVee Dk. Chocolate Cranberry075450-04135-428 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
HyVee Santa Fe075450-04107-128 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
HyVee Raisin Nut075450-04082-128 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
HyVee Chocolate Nut075450-04078-49 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
HyVee Santa Fe075450-04110-16.5 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
Valu Time Cajun Mix011225-04750-36 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
Valu Time Raisin Nut011225-04749-78 oz.1-1-08 to1-31-10
Valu Time Sweet Nutty011225-04748-88 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
Gourmet Select Cajun Trail639277-197916 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
Gourmet Select Mixed Nuts639277-781684.5 oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
Gourmet Raisin Nut639277-49492-48 oz. & 7oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10
Gourmet Select Sweet & Nutty639277-494908 oz. or 7oz.1-1-08 to 1-31-10

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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov.

American Importing Company has initiated this voluntary recall in response to a recently expanded recall notification received from the Peanut Corporation of America’s Blakely, Georgia plant, and includes roasted peanuts.

American Importing Co. has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. However, it is taking precautionary steps, including removal of the impacted products from store shelves and the distribution system.

Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician immediately.

Additional consumer questions can be directed to the American Importing Co. at 1-612-331-7000 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm central time.



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