Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ocean Spray Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of 1.75 oz and 48 oz Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Products

Due to the recently announced expanded recall of peanuts sourced from Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, Georgia facility, Ocean Spray today announced it has voluntarily recalled certain lots of its Fruit and Nut Trail Mix products in 1.75-ounce and 48-ounce packages because they may 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.

Ocean Spray’s 6-ounce Fruit and Nut Trail Mix and all sizes of its Chocolate Trail Mix products are not part of this recall, as they do not contain nuts from PCA.

The following Ocean Spray brand trail mix products are part of this recall:
1.75 oz Fruit & Nut Trail Mix UPC: 311812

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* JUN2009
* JUN2109
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48 oz Fruit & Nut Trail Mix UPC: 3120029629

Best By Dates:

* MAY2509
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* JUN2009
* JUN2209
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* AUG0209

These Ocean Spray products are sold nationwide in retail stores. Ocean Spray is removing these products from retail store shelves and advising customers and consumers to destroy these trail mix products.

PCA is the subject of an ongoing FDA investigation concerning the recent salmonella outbreak. The recalled products contain peanuts that were manufactured by PCA and that were supplied by PCA to Ocean Spray’s third party contract packer for its 1.75-oz and 48-oz Fruit and Nut Trail Mix products.

No illnesses or adverse effects have been reported regarding these products to date. As soon as FDA began its investigation of the PCA facility, the contract packer changed suppliers of its peanut ingredients for these products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy the product. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may call the Ocean Spray Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3263.

For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov [http://www.cdc.gov] (or call 1-800-232-4636).

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