Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Crown Pacific Fine Foods Recalls Due to Health Risk Because of Possible Health Risk

Crown Pacific Fine Foods Recalls Roasted Honey Peanuts, Virginia Roasted/Salted Peanuts, Virginia Roasted No Salt Peanuts, Roasted/Salted Peanuts, Roasted/Unsalted Peanuts Because of Health Risk Because of Possible Health Risk

Crown Pacific Fine Foods, Kent, WA is recalling 10 cases of ROASTED HONEY PEANUTS, 20 cases VIRGINIA ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, 20 cases VIRGINIA ROASTED NO SALT PEANUTS, 20 cases ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, 13 cases ROASTED/UNSALTED PEANUTS distributed between June 1, 2008 and January 29, 2009, BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The ROASTED HONEY PEANUTS, VIRGINIA ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, VIRGINIA ROASTED NO SALT PEANUTS, ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, ROASTED/UNSALTED PEANUTS were recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because they 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 arthritis.

ROASTED HONEY PEANUTS, VIRGINIA ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, VIRGINIA ROASTED NO SALT PEANUTS, ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, ROASTED/UNSALTED PEANUTS was distributed to retail stores (Food Pavilions, Cost Cutters, Save on Foods) throughout Washington State.

These products would have been sold in the bulk section of the retail store. The products were sold to retail stores between June 1, 2008 and January 29, 2009, in 20-30 pound bulk boxes. The brand name was Peanut Corporation of America, the flavors were ROASTED HONEY PEANUTS, VIRGINIA ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, VIRGINIA ROASTED NO SALT PEANUTS, ROASTED/SALTED PEANUTS, ROASTED/UNSALTED PEANUTS. Lot codes are unavailable except for Roasted Unsalted=lot#8129 B16JR Item#100 B16JR, Roasted Salted=lot#8151 B19JR Item#100 B19JR, no expiration date or other codes listed.

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Crown Pacific Fine Foods has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

If you have purchased these bulk peanuts from Food Pavilions, Cost Cutters, Save on Foods, please contact your retailer to determine if these are part of the Peanut Corporation of America recall. If you would like more information you may contact Crown Pacific Fine Foods (425)251-8750 ext. 33.

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