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Ultimate Nut and Candy Co. Recalls, Sugar Free & Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter Crisp (a chocolate bark), and Peanut Butter Jars Because Of Possible Health Risks


Glenda Rios, Admin Assistant


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 16, 2009 – Ultimate Nut and Candy Co. of Burbank, California is recalling four peanut containing products due to potential salmonella contamination.  The peanut products  were manufactured using peanut products recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because they had 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. 

The peanut products were distributed through their store in Los Angeles Farmer’s Market and through the internet from Jan 1 2007 to Feb 13 2009 and coded 7001 to 7365, 8001 to 8365 and 9001 to 9044.

Specific information on how to identify the recalled products:

  • Ultimate Nut & Candy Co. Sugar Free & Low Carb Milk Peanut Butter Cups, 5oz bags
  • Ultimate Confections Peanut Butter Crisp (A Chocolate Bark), 16 oz
  • Ultimate Nut & Candy Co. Peanut Butter Jars, 16 oz

Products were sold between Jan 1 2007 and Feb 13 2009.

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product/these products.  The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America, Plainview, TX.  Ultimate Nut and Candy Co. has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

If you have purchased any of these products from Ultimate Nut and Candy Co. please return for a full refund.  Consumers with questions concerning the recall should contact Ultimate Nut and Candy Co. at 1-800-767-5259. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST.


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