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Brown & Haley Voluntarily Recalls Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA Buttercrunch Toffee and Peanut Delights Products Because of Possible Health Risk


Pierson Clair
(253) 620-3032


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 27, 2009 -- Brown & Haley announced today that it is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA Buttercrunch Toffee and Peanut Delights.  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 arthritis. 

Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA Buttercrunch Toffee was distributed to retail stores nationwide and sold directly to consumers via the internet. Peanut Delights were sold directly to consumers at Brown & Haley’s outlet stores in Tacoma, WA and Fife, WA.

Specific items being recalled include all lots distributed between March 21, 2007 and February 26, 2009, including:

Product Name

Packaging Type

UPC Code

Brown & Haley Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA1.2 oz, 3 - PieceUPC 0 41770-06170 9 (individual unit)
UPC 41770-06179 2 (12-count caddy)
 4.6 oz Round CanisterUPC 0 41770-05440 4
 5.8 oz Stand-Up BagUPC 0 41770-06150 1
 5.8 oz Stand-Up Bag HOLIDAYUPC 0 41770-56140 7
 7.3 oz, Stand-Up Bag, 25% more FREEUPC 0 41770-06270 6
 8.8 oz Oval TinUPC 0 41770-03040 8
 16.3 oz Round CanisterUPC 01 41770-05450 3
 32 oz Stand-Up BagUPC 0 41770-05470 1
Brown & Haley Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA1000 Piece Case: pieces individually sealed in orange plastic filmCase UPC – 41770-20233
 12 pound Case: pieces individually sealed in orange plastic filmCase UPC – 41770-20231
 12 pound Case: pieces individually wrapped in orange foilCase UPC – 41770-20232
 300 g Gift BoxUPC 0 41770-01080 6
Sold only in China
 5 oz Gold Tray, with clear plastic overwrapNo UPC identification
Sold only at Brown & Haley outlet stores
2 pound HR (Honey Roasted) Peanut ROCA Bag Mishaps2 pound Heat -Sealed Plastic BagUPC 041770-19130 7
Brown & Haley Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA Boo Boo1 pound Clear Round Plastic ContainerUPC 041770-19010 2
Sold only at Brown & Haley outlet stores
Brown & Haley Assorted ROCA (containing Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA)560g Gift BoxUPC 0 41770-03280 8
Sold only in Hong Kong, China and Australia
Brown & Haley Dark Chocolate Peanut Delights16 oz Clear Round Plastic ContainerUPC 0 41770-39200 1
Sold only at Brown & Haley outlet stores

There have been no reported illnesses associated with these products.  No other types, varieties or flavors of Brown & Haley products are being recalled.  When Brown & Haley distributes new Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA Buttercrunch Toffee NOT affected by this recall, it will contain “99” followed by a 7 digit lot code (e.g., 99 N25N715).  Brown & Haley has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency. 

Brown & Haley is committed to producing only the highest quality products, and is taking this action out of an abundance of caution in the interests of consumer protection. 

Consumers should not consume the recalled products and should discard any product they have.  Consumers wishing a refund are asked to save the UPC code label from the product package and mail it, along with name, mailing address, and store where purchased to:

Brown & Haley
Refund Request
P.O. Box 1596
Tacoma, WA 98401-1596

Retailers should remove the recalled products from their shelves and contact a sales representative or broker for return authorization.  Retailers and customers can contact the company at 1-800-426-8400 ext. 3085, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST) with any questions.       


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