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WOW Café and Wingery Recalled Three Lots of WOW Thai Peanut Wing Sauce and Dressing Because of Possible Health Risk


WOW Wingery Inc.
(985) 792-5776


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 6, 2009 - WOW Café and Wingery of Covington, Louisiana recalled three lots of WOW Thai Peanut Wing Sauce & Dressing packaged in gallon jugs because the peanut paste used to make the product was supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America and it had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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 WOW Thai Peanut Wing Sauce & Dressing was distributed from November 2007 to August 2008 at all WOW Café locations nationwide. WOW Thai Peanut Wing Sauce & Dressing is packaged in plastic gallon jugs with codes: 3247, 1718, and 2138. Only these codes are involved. After an extensive internal audit, any product in question was discarded. All current product has been approved for usage.

No Illnesses have been reported to date. WOW Café and Wingery immediately initiated its Product Recall Procedures after learning that its WOW Thai Peanut Wing Sauce & Dressing contained product sourced from the Peanut Corporation of America. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (985) 792-5776.


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