Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Walgreens Recalls Café W Brand Trail Mix Containing Peanuts

Walgreens is recalling four types of Cafe W brand trail mix containing peanuts sold in most Walgreens stores. The trail mix manufacturer notified Walgreens today that the products contain peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut products. Though Walgreens is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, it has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

Walgreens has already instructed its stores to stop selling the following products:

* Walgreens Café W Marathon Mix (7 oz.), UPC 4902241012, Best By: all dates prior to 1/31/2010
* Walgreens Café W Super Energy Mix (5 oz.), UPC 4902239747, Best By: all dates prior to 8/15/2009
* Walgreens Café W Super Energy Mix (7 oz.), UPC 4902241011, Best By: all dates prior to 1/31/2010
* Walgreens Café W Cranberry Crunch (7 oz.), UPC 4902241013, Best By: all dates prior to 1/31/2010

Walgreens takes the safety of its customers seriously and is working with the FDA on this recall. For additional information, please contact Walgreens Product Quality department at 847-315-2755, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time. Customers who purchased the recalled products should discontinue use immediately and return items to Walgreens for an exchange or refund.

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 http://www.cdc.gov.

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