Monday, February 2, 2009

Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. Recalls Trail Mixes and Peanut Items Because of Possible Health Risk

Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. of Tillamook, Oregon is voluntarily recalling a variety of Trail Mixes and Peanut items, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were manufactured using peanuts 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.

These Products were distributed to retail stores in the states of: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Arkansas, Nevada, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Minnesota, and Alabama.

The following is a list of the product names UPS numbers and best by dates of the products affected by this recall. These products are packaged in clear film packages with a Werner Brand label at the top of the package and come in a verity of net weights ranging from 3 to 9 ounces.

Product Name

UPC#

Best By Dates

Peanuts Chile Limon

7 09972 80086 0

Sep. 19, 2009 to Dec. 7, 2009

Cranberry Mix

7 09972 80008 2

May 12, 2009 to Sep. 10, 2009

Cranberry Mix

7 09972 80049 5

May 12, 2009 to Sep. 10, 2009

Gourmet Mix

7 09972 80004 4

May 31, 2009 to Sep. 14, 2009

Hot & Spicy Peanuts

7 09972 80011 2

May 19, 2009 to Sep. 14, 2009

Hot & Sweet Sportsman’s Mix

7 09972 80006 8

July 15, 2009 to Sep. 14, 2009

Mixed Nuts

7 09972 80009 9

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 22, 2009

Mixed Nuts

7 09972 80051 8

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 22, 2009

Peanuts Roasted Salted

7 09972 80012 9

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 22, 2009

Peanuts Roasted Salted

7 09972 80052 5

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 22, 2009

Hot & Spicy Ranchers Mix

7 09972 80005 1

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 14, 2009

Hot & Spicy Ranchers Mix

7 09972 80080 8

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 14, 2009

Sportsman’s Mix

7 09972 80001 3

May 19, 2009 to Sep. 23, 2009

Sportsman’s Mix

7 09972 80071 6

May 19, 2009 to Sep. 23, 2009

Tropical Mix

7 09972 80002 0

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 10, 2009

Tropical Mix

7 09972 80048 8

May 26, 2009 to Sep. 10, 2009

Yogurt Mix

7 09972 80003 7

May 12, 2009 to Sep. 29, 2009

Honey Roasted Peanuts

7 09972 80025 9

Jan. 1, 1008 to Sep. 29, 2009

Honey Roasted Peanuts

7 09972 80057 0

Jan. 1, 1008 to Sep. 29, 2009

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. The recall was initiated after it was determined that Peanut Corporation of America has recalled the peanuts used to manufacture these products. Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc. has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-459-6420.

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