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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Wright Popcorn and Nut Company Inc. Recalls Product Nationwide Because of Possible Health Risk


Wright Popcorn


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- San Francisco -- March 27, 2009 --- Wright Popcorn, San Francisco California, today announced a voluntary nationwide recall of Wright’s 2 1/4oz. Caramelcorn Bars containing dry roasted unsalted split peanuts. We are also recalling Peanut Corp of America’s Small Chop Peanuts 30# Bulk  Boxes. This is a precautionary measure resulting from the Peanut Corporation of America’s expanded recall for all products that 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 serious illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e. infected aneurysms), endocarditic and arthritis.

Wright Popcorn Carmelcorn Bars and Peanut Corporation of America Small Chop Peanuts 30# Bulk Boxes were distributed nationwide.

We are recalling all the following products from January 2007 through February 2009.

Wright’s 2 1/4oz.  Carmelcorn Bars 
 UPC code   0 4840 04120 8
 Packed 50 per case or sold individually

Peanut Corporation of America Small Chop Peanuts 30# Bulk Boxes
Packed 30# Bulk
 Lot #’s  T7004, T7134, T7171,Tonly, T8032/1827, T8025/1825, T8067/1849,      T8223/1981

No other products or are being recalled from Wright Popcorn.Wright Popcorn has not received any Consumer illness complaints associated with either product.

Customers who have purchased Wright’s Caramelcorn Bars or Peanut Corporation of America Small Chop Peanuts 30# Bulk Boxes are urged to contact Wright Popcorn for further instructions. Consumers with questions may contact Wright Popcorn at 415-861-0912. Call between 9:00 and 3:30 PT Monday-Friday.


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