Peanut Butter Recall Chocolate and Bakery Products, Jan 23, 2009
Posted Jan 23 2009 3:57pm
Nash Finch Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk Contact: William L. Looser, Vice President Risk Management Phone: (952) 897-8159
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- January 20, 2009 – Nash Finch, the operator of stores named: SunMart Foods, Econofoods (excluding Wisconsin stores in Sturgeon Bay, Clintonville, Marquette, Holton and Iron Mountain), Prairie Market, Avanza Supermarket, Food Bonanza, Wholesale Food Outlet, Family Fresh Market, Family Thrift Center, and Pick'n Save (Ohio stores in Van Wert and Ironton only) is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the following products made in the bakery departments of its corporate operated stores because they contain peanut butter that was supplied by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella: Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mini Peanut Butter Cookies, Monster Cookies, Peanut Butter Grand Brownies, Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, Puppy Chow snack mix, Peanut Butter Rolls, Peanut Butter Rice Crisp Bar, Special K-Bar, Scotcheroos, Rolls and Cakes Iced with Peanut Butter Cream. All sell-by dates are included in this recall. The products are sold in various packaging and quantities and have a price label attached bearing one of the above identified store names. All items should be destroyed or returned to the store where purchased for a full refund.
The action was taken after Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), the company that supplies bulk peanut butter to Nash Finch, issued a recall of the peanut butter ingredient used to make the Nash Finch bakery products. The recall is a precautionary step because of an unresolved nationwide outbreak of salmonella.
The identified items, sold in Nash Finch stores in Colorado, Ohio, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota, have not been directly linked to the salmonella outbreak and there have been no reported cases of the illness from the identified items.
PCA has recalled a number of lots of the product after health inspectors found salmonella contamination in an already-opened container of peanut butter at a nursing home in Minnesota. Nash Finch had been shipped product from several of the lots. Production of these Nash Finch items has been suspended and stores instructed to remove baked goods that contained peanut butter from store shelves. No other Nash Finch bakery products are involved in this recall.
Consumers who have purchased any products covered by this recall are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Nash Finch has set up a Recall Hotline for customers having additional questions or concerns (800) 211-6999. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.
South Bend Chocolate Company Extends Nationwide Recall of Candy Containing Peanut Butter Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination Contact: Mark Tarner 574-233-2577
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 22, 2009 -- The South Bend Chocolate Company today announced they have extended their voluntary recall of candy to additional products because they contain peanut butter from Peanut Corporation of America, which may be contaminated with Salmonella.
These products were sold via internet sales, mail order and may have been sold nationwide through our distributors to retail stores.
Candy impacted by the recall is all sold under The South Bend Chocolate Company brand name and was produced on or after July 1, 2008. The candies under recall include:
Assorted chocolates in 5 ounce (Products with labels reading 121 and 121R,UPC #4482300121 are under recall), 8 ounce (Products with labels reading 122, 122DK and 122R, UPC #4482300122 are under recall), 12 ounce (Products with labels reading 123 and 123DK, UPC #4482300123 are under recall) and 26 ounce (Product 124, UPC #4482300124 is under recall) boxes. [Note: the sugar free assorted chocolates are not affected, and are not part of the recall].
Hoosiers in 1.5 ounce (Product 010, UPC# 4482300011) and 3.0 ounce (Product 011, UPC# 4482300010. [Note: These are corrected sizes].
Valentine Heart, 14 ounces (Products with labels reading 1020 and 1020R, UPC #4482310201 are under recall).
Additionally Christmas gift boxes (CC, CCLG, CCXL and CCXXL) and any other gift baskets may have included the assorted chocolate boxes.
The following products are also under recall and are sold to retail stores in bulk for sales of smaller quantities to their customers:
Replacement products that are not under recall can be distinguished from recalled product by the presence of a round gold sticker, which we are placing on the bottom of the boxes and/or baskets of replacement products that are not under recall.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return it to the store of purchase, or to destroy the product. Consumers with questions may contact The South Bend Chocolate Company at 574-233-2577 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their health care professional. Consumers with symptoms are urged to visit their health professional or to go to a hospital emergency room.
The South Bend Chocolate Company, based in South Bend, Indiana, said it hasn’t found any problems or received any complaints about these products. Mark Tarner, President of The South Bend Chocolate Company, said: “we are taking these steps out of concern for our customers”.
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