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Sconza Candy Company Voluntarily Initiates Nationwide Recall of Trail Mix, Organic Chocolate Peanuts and Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts Because of Possible Health Risk –Second Release  


Janet Angers or Kelly Dickson


SECOND UPDATED RELEASE – June 10, 2009 – This is issued for the update and correction of item 08280, Sconza Natural Line Chocolate Peanuts, from the incorrect item 02820 and the addition of item 08290 to be added to 08090 which are both 6 oz bags of Sconza Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts with the UPC 41668 08091.

Sconza Candy Company of  Oakdale, CA is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling Alpine Trail Mix, Organic Chocolate Peanuts and Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts that were distributed from January 1, 2007 to February 10, 2009.  These products contain peanuts obtained from the Plainview, Texas plant of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

These peanuts 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 arthritic.

All the aforementioned products are distributed nationally and many may be in the vending trade. The Organic Chocolate Peanuts and Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts are made both in packaged and bulk forms.

Item DescriptionSize packageItem Code on BoxUPC on BagCode Dates
Sconza Natural Line Chocolate Peanuts5 oz bag0828041668 0808180501 – 90210
Organic Chocolate PeanutsBulk 10 lb82310N/A80501 – 90210
Sconza Organic Toffee Cashews and Peanuts6 oz bag08090 and 0829041668 0809180501 – 90210
Organic Toffee Cashews and PeanutsBulk 10 lb72565N/A80501 – 90210
Sconza Alpine Trail Mix3.5 oz bag0393041668 0392670101 – 90210
Sconza Alpine Trail Mix3.5 oz bag0392541668 0392670101 – 90210
Sconza Alpine Trail Mix2 oz bag0026041668 0026180822 – 90210

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume them.  We have had no known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. The recall was initiated on product made using peanuts manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America Plainview, Texas plant after the FDA announced the recall of those products on February 20, 2009.

Consumers who have purchased the above listed from any retail establishment or vending machine should return the item or call the number on the vending machine for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Sconza Candy at 1-209-845-3700 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PT.


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