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Marathon Ventures, Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Peanut Products

This release was revised on March 6, 2009.


Marathon Ventures, Inc.
6171 Grover Street
Omaha, NE  68106
(800) 828-7688


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --OMAHA, NEBRASKA- (March 6, 2009) – Marathon Ventures, Inc., today announced an expanded recall of items that contain redskin peanuts and dry roasted peanuts. This is a precautionary measure resulting from the PCA (Peanut Corporation of America) expanded recall for all products manufactured in their Plainview, TX facility as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary recall goes back to January 2007 which in some cases exceeds the shelf life of the products being recalled.

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.

The following recalled products produced prior to December 31, 2007 were sold through grocery, foodservice, internet, and other retail outlets located in WA, NE, WI, IA, VA, MO, KS, and AZ.



Lot Number

R/S Redskins – 30lb Case (Herman’s Nut House)N0701; 07411Julian Code between 07212 and 07365.
Party Mix Nuts – 30lb Case (Herman’s Nut House)11400Julian Code between 07212 and 07365
Party Mix Nuts with Broken Brazils – 30lb Case (Herman’s Nut House)11402Julian Code between 07212 and 07365
Party Mix Nuts No Brazils – 30lb Case (Herman’s Nut House)11404Julian Code between 07212 and 07365
Party Mix Nuts 1lb Bag (Pear’s Gourmet)UPC 0 75049 42116 1Julian Code between 07212 and 07365
Party Mix Nuts 40oz Foodservice Can (Herman’s Nut House)23110Julian Code between 07212 and 07365.
Party Mix Nuts 40oz Herman’s Nut House CanUPC 0 75049 11040 9Julian Code between 07212 and 07365. UPC 0 75049 11040 9.

The following recalled products were sold through grocery, foodservice, internet and other retail outlets with production dates prior to February 2, 2009.



Lot Number

Bakers Mix 27lb Case (Herman’s Nut House)07478Julian Code between 07206 and 09033.
Fancy Nut Topping 30lb Case (Herman’s Nut House)N0712; 07477Julian Code between 07206 and 09033.
Fancy Nut Topping 40oz Foodservice Can (Herman’s Nut House)23112Julian Code between 07206 and 09033.
Fancy Nut Topping 2oz Bag (Herman’s Nut House)UPC 0 75049 00071 7Any items purchased prior to March 6, 2009

There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to-date associated with these products. Marathon Ventures, Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is cooperating fully with the Agency.

Customers or consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy them or return them to the outlet where they were purchased for a refund. Anyone requiring more information should contact Marathon Ventures, Inc. at customerservice@marathonventuresinc.com or by calling (800) 828-7688 between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM (CST).



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