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Crown Pacific Fine Foods Recalls Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk


Anna Craven
(425) 251-8750 Ext.33


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 7, 2009 -- Crown Pacific Fine Foods, Kent, WA is recalling SUGAR FREE (S/F) MILK CHOCOLATE PEANUTS distributed between April 3, 2007 and February 6, 2009 with the lot code of 07059, BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK of being potentially contaminated with Salmonella.  The SUGAR FREE (S/F) MILK CHOCOLATE PEANUTS were manufactured with peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because they have the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella 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. 

SUGAR FREE (S/F) MILK CHOCOLATE PEANUTS was distributed to ONE retail store, Houghton Market located in Kirkland, Washington.

This product would have been sold in the bulk section of the retail store.  The product was sold to this retail store between April 3, 2007 and February 6, 2009, in 5 pound plastic bulk bags.  The brand name was KOPPERS, SUGAR FREE (S/F) MILK CHOCOLATE PEANUTS, Item # 607-1, and Lot Code 07059.  The label includes NO SUGAR ADDED MILK CHOCOLATE PEANUTS FOR KOPPERS CHOCOLATE SPECIALTY COMPANY INC., nutritional facts, and lot code 07059.  No expiration date or other codes are listed. 

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.  The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured with product being recalled by Peanut Corporation of America.  Crown Pacific Fine Foods has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

If you have purchased these bulk chocolate covered peanuts from Houghton Market, Kirkland, WA, please contact the market to determine if these products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America.  If you would like more information you may contact Crown Pacific Fine Foods (425)251-8750 ext. 33. 


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