Monday, February 2, 2009

GKI Foods Inc. Initiates Nationwide Recall of Peanut-Containing Candies Because of Possible Health Risk

GKI Foods Inc. of Brighton, MI is recalling its candy products containing peanuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.

Our products have been distributed in bulk nationwide through retailers, wholesalers and firms who repack or sell our products under their own brand names.

The following products are being recalled:

Carob Peanut Clusters w/Sugar, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264772700

Carob Peanuts w/Sugar, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264772600

Chocolate Peanut Clusters, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264732400

Dark Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264759400

Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264731900

Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264730300

Milk Chocolate Peanut Caramel Patties, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264739800

Milk Chocolate Peanut Cluster, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264746200

Milk Chocolate Peanut Brittle, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI: 1264740600

Milk Free NSA Carob Fruit/Nut Cluster, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264716000

Milk Free NSA Carob Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264712200

M/F, S/F Carob Peanut Clusters, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264715700

Natural Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264735700

NSA Carob Fruit & Nut Clusters, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264711100

NSA Carob Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264709800

NSA Carob Peanut Clusters, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264711000

NSA Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264735100

NSA Dark Choc Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264773200

NSA Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264772500

Organic Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264780600

Peanut Brittle, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264746000

Pure Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264737200

S/F Chocolate Peanut Cluster, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264711500

Sugar-Free Choc Fruit/Nut Clusters, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264735800

Unsweetened Carob Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC none

Yogurt Peanut Clusters, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264721100

Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. xx pounds, Granola Kitchens, Brighton, MI; UPC 1264720300

Carob Peanuts w/Sugar, net wt. 10 pounds, Albanese Nut Co., Merrillville, IN; UPC 12647-15010

NSA Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Albanese Nut Co., Merrillville, IN; UPC 12647-35110

NSA Carob Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Albanese Nut Co., Merrillville, IN; UPC 1264709810

Sucrosefree Carob Bridge Mix, net wt. 10 pounds, Albanese Nut Co., Merrillville, IN; UPC 1264715410

Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, American Int’l; Concession Prod., Hicksville, NY; UPC 1264730325

Carob Peanuts w/Sugar, net wt. 15 pounds, Associated Buyers, Barrington, NH; UPC 1264715015

Dark Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Associated Buyers, Barrington, NH; UPC 1264759410

Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 15 pounds, Associated Buyers, Barrington, NH; UPC 1264730315

NSA Carob Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Associated Buyers, Barrington, NH; UPC 1264709810

NSA Carob Peanut Clusters, net wt. 15 pounds, Associated Buyers, Barrington, NY; UPC 1264711015

Yogurt Bridge Mix, net wt. 10 pounds, Associated Buyers, Barrington, NH; 1264720510

Yogurt Peanut Clusters, net wt. 15 pounds, Associated Buyers, Barrington, NH; 1264721115

Natural Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Aurora Products, Bridgeport, CT; 1264735725

Pure Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Aurora Products, Bridgeport, CT; 1264737225

Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Barnard Nut Co., Miami, FL; UPC 1264720325

Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Coastal Candy, West Palm Beach, FL; UPC 1264731925

Milk Chocolate Bridge Mix, net wt. 25 pounds, Coastal Candy, West Palm Beach, FL; UPC 1264730525

Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Coastal Candy, West Palm Beach, FL; UPC 1264730325

NSA Carob Fruit & Nut Clusters, net wt. 10 pounds, Coastal Candy, West Palm Beach, FL; UPC 1264611110

NSA Carob Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Coastal Candy, West Palm Beach, FL; UPC 1264709825

NSA Carob Peanut Cluster, net wt. 10 pounds, Coastal Candy, West Palm Beach, FL; UPC 1264711010

Sucrosefree Carob Bridge Mix, net wt. 10 pounds, Coastal Candy, West Palm Beach, FL; UPC 1264715410

Milk Chocolate Bridge Mix, net wt. 25 pounds, Coblentz Fine Chocolates, Walnut Creek, OH; UPC 1264730525

Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Coblentz Fine Chocolates, Walnut Creek, OH; 1264730325

Milk Choc Fancy Fruit & Nut Mix, net wt. 15 pounds, Coblentz Fine Chocolates, Walnut Creek, OH; UPC 1264727515

NSA Chocolate Bridge Mix, net wt. 15 pounds, Coblentz Fine Chocolates, Walnut Creek, OH; UPC 1264710415

M/F, S/F Carob Peanut Clusters, net wt. 10 pounds, Country Life Natural Foods, Pullman, MI; UPC 1264715710

Milk Free NSA Carob Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Country Life Natural Foods, Pullman, MI; UPC 1264712210

Gourmet S/F Peanut Brittle, net wt. 10 pounds, Garvey Nut Co., Commerce, CA; UPC 1264752510

Milk Chocolate Peanut Cluster, net wt. 23 pounds, Garvey Nut Co., Commerce, CA; UPC 1264746223

S/F Chocolate Peanut Cluster, net wt. 10 pounds, Garvey Nut Co., Commerce, CA; UPC 1264711510

NSA Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Germack Pistachio Co., Detroit, MI; UPC 1264735125

Dark Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Great Skott Foods, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; UPC 1264759425

Five Grain Granola, net wt. 20 pounds, Great Skott Foods, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; UPC 1264760120

Milk Chocolate Bridge Mix, net wt. 25 pounds, Great Skott Foods, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; UPC 1264730525

Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Great Skott Foods, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; UPC 1264730325

Milk Chocolate Peanut Cluster, net wt. 20 pounds, Great Skott Foods, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; UPC 1264746220

Carob Peanuts w/Sugar, net wt. 25 pounds, New Century Snacks, Inc., Commerce, CA; UPC 1264715025

Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 5 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264730305

Dark Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 5 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264759405

Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters, net wt. 5 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264759905

Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264731925

Milk Chocolate Bridge Mix, net wt. 25 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264730525

Milk Chocolate Peanut Cluster, net wt. 25 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264746225

NSA Chocolate Bridge Mix, net wt. 10 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264710410

NSA Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 15 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264735115

Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Smith’s Candies, Myerstown, PA; UPC 1264720325

NSA Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Troyer Cheese, Inc., Millersburg, OH; UPC 1264735110

Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. 30 pounds, Troyer Cheese, Inc., Millersburg, OH; UPC 1264720330

Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Winco Foods, Inc., Boise, ID or Modesto, CA; UPC 1264731925

NSA Dark Choc Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Winco Foods, Boise, ID or Modesto, CA; UPC 1264773210

NSA Chocolate Bridge Mix, net wt. 10 pounds, Winco Foods, Boise, ID; UPC 1264710410

NSA Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Winco Foods, Boise, ID or Modesto, CA; UPC 1264735110

Organic Milk Chocolate Peanuts, net wt. 10 pounds, Winco Foods, Boise, ID or Modesto, CA; UPC 1264780610

S/F Chocolate Peanut Cluster, net wt. 10 pounds, Winco Foods, Inc., Boise, ID or Modesto, CA; UPC 1264711510

Yogurt Peanuts, net wt. 25 pounds, Winco Foods, Boise, ID or Modesto, CA; UPC 1264720325
No illnesses, associated with our products, have been reported to date.

GKI is recalling all of our peanut based products due to the expanded recall by Peanut Corp of America that included peanut types purchased by GKI Foods Inc.

GKI Foods Inc. has had no reports of any illnesses with any of our products to date.

To assist our customers in distinguishing recalled product from replacement product, GKI Foods Inc. is changing the color of our labels. Recalled product labels are black print on a white background. Replacement product labels will be black print on a blue background.

Customers who have purchased peanut related products from GKI may destroy the product or contact GKI for further direction at 248-486-0055 M-F between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

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