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Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co.® Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Select Products Due to Possible Health Risk


Mike Conner
(303) 841-4041 ext. 306


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Parker, Colorado – January 30, 2009 – Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. is voluntarily recalling select products containing Honey Roasted Peanuts and Granulated Peanuts.

The company initiated the voluntary recall in response to the expanded recall by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). The FDA and other regulatory agencies have been investigating (PCA) due to a recent Salmonella outbreak associated with various peanut products. The FDA has advised that all products produced by PCA from its Blakely, Georgia facility are subject to recall, including Honey Roast Peanuts. Mountain Man has utilized Honey Roast Peanuts and Granulated Peanuts at different times since January 2007 from PCA as an ingredient in select trail mixes and chocolate items.

Mountain Man has not received any complaints of consumer illness associated with these products. This is strictly a precautionary recall to insure the safety of our customers.

“It has been an honor to offer quality trail mixes and chocolates to our valued customers for the past thirty years. Our number one priority is the satisfaction and safety of our consumers,” stated David Conner, President and CEO, Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. “Our actions are intended to remove all potentially harmful products and eliminate any associated risks.”

It is important to note that all other peanuts and peanut butter that Mountain Man utilizes in its products come from suppliers other than PCA and are not affected by this recall.

This recall also does not affect any Mountain Man products offered in partnership with Frontier Airlines. No Honey Roast Peanuts are used in any of the products offered through Frontier and Grizwald’s Gourmet Café®.

The products listed below have been sold through Mountain Man Authorized Distributors, Mountain Man Retail Stores. RiverTrail products are sold through
other retailers predominately in Colorado under the RiverTrail label:

Brand Product Name/Lot Codes Affected

  • Mountain Man Special Mixed Nuts (All Lots)
  • Mountain Man Sweet Explosion (All Lots)
  • Mountain Man Paddlewheel Mix (All Lots)
  • Mountain Man Honey Roast Peanuts (All Lots)
  • Mountain Man Special Mixed Nut Gift Pack (All 1 lb and 1.75 lb packs)
  • Mountain Man Cherry Hill Supremes (Product purchased prior to August 14, 2008)
  • RiverTrail Sweet & Spicy Mix (All Lots)
  • RiverTrail Honey Roast Mix (All Lots)

Special Mixed Nuts is a specific nut trail mix containing Honey Roast Peanuts. Fancy Mixed Nuts & Choice Mixed Nuts are not affected by this recall. No other Mountain Man products are impacted by the recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should either destroy them, or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to the company at 1-800-225-0045, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM MST.

About Salmonella Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and other 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 and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.


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