Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall Of Honey Roasted Peanuts And Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix

As a result of the expansion of Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA) recall to include all peanuts and peanut ingredients processed in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007 due to the possibility to be contaminated with Salmonella, Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for the following products:

* Honey Roasted Peanuts
o UPC 798612-19004, UPC 798612-19008 and UPC 798612-19025
o All lot numbers beginning with the letter “P” and ending with the code “19000PB”
o Or any product labeled “Honey Roasted Peanuts”
* Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix
o UPC 798612-24208
o All lot numbers beginning with the letter “P” and ending with the code “24200PB”

No other Austinuts’ products are part of this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection to the above products. This voluntary recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to possible Salmonella contaminated ingredients from PCA’s Blakely, Georgia facility.

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 arthritis. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at

The Honey Roasted Peanuts were distributed nationwide and the Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix was distributed in Texas. Retailers have been advised to remove all of these products from store shelves, regardless of code date. Consumers having any of these products are urged to destroy them. Consumers with any other questions may contact Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. (800) 404-6887 ext. 215. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.

For more information on FDA’s ongoing investigation, visit FDA’s Website at

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