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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Premier Packing Company Is Recalling Raw Redskin Peanuts, Raw Spanish Peanuts, Raw Blanched Redskin Peanuts, and Toasted Diced Peanuts Because of A Possible Health Risk


Gene Cohen


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Greenacres, WA-- March 12, 2009 --- Premier Packing Company, Greenacres, WA, is recalling the following products: raw redskin peanuts, raw Spanish peanuts, and raw blanched peanuts, Toasted Diced Peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The products were manufactured using peanuts/peanut products recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they 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.

Products were distributed to retail stores in Idaho, MT, OR, WA, CA, NV, TX, PA and AK. Products were packaged in 10 to 30 lb. bulk cartons, and in 1 to 5 lb. plastic bags.

The label for the bulk 10 to 30 lb. products include: "The Nut Factory Greenacres, WA", the name of the product, and a UPC Code. Products packaged in 1 to 5 lb. plastic bags include the name of the product, a five digit Item number, and "The Nut Factory Greenacres, WA". Products include:

UPC/Item NumberLabelSize DistributedDates of Distribution
0 32491 20705 7/20705Raw Redskin Peanuts1lb, 5lb, 10lb, 15lb, 20lb, 25lb9/28/2007-2/18/2009
0 32491 20711 8/20711Raw Spanish Peanuts1lb, 5lb 10lb, 15lb, 20lb, 25lb9/28/2007-2/18/2009
0 32491 20692 0/20692Raw Blanched Peanuts1lb, 3lb, 5lb, 10lb, 15lb, 20lb, 25lb9/28/2007-2/18/2009
0 32491 20336 3/20336Toasted Diced Peanuts Roasted and Unsalted Diced1lb, 5lb, 10lb, 15lb, 20 lb, 25lb 30lb9/28/2007-2/18/2009

No consumer complaints or known illnesses have been reported to Premier in connection to these products to date. 
The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut products received were manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Premier Packing Company has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who want to return these products can contact Premier Packing Company directly and get a full refund once it is determined that their claim is genuine. Any questions or information requested on these items and this recall can be made by phone to 1-888-239-5288, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm (PDT).


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