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BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. Announces Nationwide Recall Of Peanut Butter Pave Due To Possible Health Risks



Peter Maccaroni

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 26, 2012 - BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of the seasonal peanut butter pave because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that 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, 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 decision to recall was made due to the expanded recall of Sunland Inc.'s peanut butter. To date, there have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries reported in connection with any of the BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. recalled products, and no other BT McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. products are being recalled at this time.

The following products are included in this recall:

2 and 5 Pieces Peanut Butter Pave

  • Lot# 12031 with a Best by date of 4-30-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312
  • Lot# 12046 with a Best by date of 6-15-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312
  • Lot# 12159 with a Best by date of 10-7-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312
  • Lot# 12201 with a Best by date of 11-26-12 UPC code 693868102117 and 69386905312


The "lot number" is located on the exterior backing of the product on a white sticker; the "Best by date" is also located on this sticker

The select products subject to this recall were manufactured between the dates of January 30th, 2012 through June 6th, 2012 and distributed nationwide through retail stores, mail order, and direct sales.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers with recalled product are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to BT McElrath Chocolatier or the retail establishment where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled products may phone BT McElrath at (612) 331-8800.




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