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Peanut Butter Recall: Cookie Dough, Candy and Snack Crackers Jan 22, 2009

Posted Jan 22 2009 4:03pm

Peanut Butter Recall Updates Jan. 22, 2009
Updated Jan. 22, 2009, added cookie dough recalls:

Aspen Hills, Inc. Announces Voluntary Product Recall of Certain Cookie Dough Products
Contact:
Aspen Hills, Inc.
888-273-0302

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Garner, IA, January 22, 2009 – Aspen Hills, Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of certain cookie dough products because the dough may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled cookie dough contains peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America, which is the subject of the ongoing investigation concerning the recent Salmonella outbreaks. Neither Aspen Hills nor its customers have received any reports of illness connected to any of these products.


The company has already notified all of its customers who have received the products in question and directed them to remove the affected products from their distribution. The products are sold nationwide in 3 lb. pails, and 3 lb. corrugated boxes to distributors who are involved in fund raising.

The following products with the codes listed below are subject to this recall. No other products are impacted.

Baker Jo's Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, and Monster 3 lb. pails – Date codes: 08273, 08281
Ovens of Ashley Monster 3 lb. pails – Date code: 08273
Gourmet Cookie Dough Peanut Butter, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk 3 lb. pails – Date code: 08273
Gigi's Peanut Butter 3 lb. pail – Date code: 08281 Gigi's Peanut Butter 3 lb. corrugated box – Date code: 08277
Arizona Gold Peanut Butter, and I love Peanut Butter 3 lb. pails – Date code: 08281
ABC Dough Peanut Butter 3 lb. pails – Date codes: 08261, 08263, 08268, 08277, 08288, 08297
This immediate voluntary action is being taken out of Aspen Hills' commitment to provide high quality products, always placing the health and safety of its consumers as its first priority. Consumers should dispose of the product listed above. Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact 888-273-0302.



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Best Brands Corp. Announces Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter Frozen Cookie Dough
Media Contact:
Paul Supplee
952-250-8831

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- MINNETONKA, Minnesota -- January 21, 2009 – Best Brands Corp. today announced that it is voluntarily recalling its peanut butter frozen cookie dough as a precaution because the dough contains peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

The peanut butter cookie dough was sold to retail and grocery store bakeries and other foodservice outlets. Consumers may have purchased the product as baked cookies of various sizes. Cookies may have been sold from trays in the bakery counter or in individual packages with grocery store labels. The name “Best Brands Corp.” would not appear on the consumer package.
The following products are included in the recall:

Best Brands Corp. 1.25 oz Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 22.5 lb case, 288 cookies per case (Item #1003-01)
Best Brands Corp. 1.5 oz Custom Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 20.25 lb case, 216 cookies per case (Item #1046-01)
Best Brands Corp. 1.25 oz Custom Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 18.75 lb case, 240 cookies per case (Item #1046-02)
Best Brands Corp. 2 oz Custom Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 25 lb case, 200 cookies per case (Item #1046-05)
Best Brands Corp. 1.5 oz Custom Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 20.25 lb case, 216 cookies per case (Item #1047-01)
Best Brands Corp. 1.5 oz Custom Reese's® Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 20.25 lb case, 216 cookies per case (Item #1048-01)
Best Brands Corp. 3 oz Original Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 21 lb case, 112 cookies per case (Item #1610-12)
Best Brands Corp. 1.5 oz ZT Custom Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 20.25 lb case, 216 cookies per case (Item #4367-01)
Best Brands Corp. 1.5 oz ZT Custom Reese's® Peanut Butter Precut Frozen Cookie Dough, 20.25 lb case, 216 cookies per case (Item #4369-01)
Best Brands Corp. Peanut Butter Frozen Cookie Dough, 18 lb pail (Item #5201-67)
No other Best Brand Corp. frozen cookie dough products are being recalled. The cases of unbaked cookie dough that are being recalled carry a lot code of 2208-1 or higher. The lot code is defined as follows: DDDY-B where DDD = Julian date, Y= year and B= batch. For example, 2208-1 was the first batch produced on August 7, 2008.

Best Brands Corp. has not received any customer or consumer illness complaints related to the cookie dough. Best Brands Corp. is working closely with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture in this precautionary recall.

Best Brands Corp. prides itself in providing the specialty baking industry with high quality, safe products. We apologize for any inconvenience this precautionary recall may cause.

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Landies Candies Co. Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut Butter Filled Chocolates Due to Possible Health Risk
Contact:
Lawrence Szrama

716-834-8212

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Buffalo NY, January 21, 2009 – Landies Candies today announced a voluntary recall of select chocolate products containing peanut butter because the products 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov .

Landies Candies is recalling chocolate products containing peanut butter, which has been recalled by PCA. As a result of the investigation, PCA has recalled numerous lots of suspect peanut butter and peanut paste. PCA is one of Landies’ peanut butter suppliers.

The products below have been distributed within New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia:

ITEM DESCRIPTION:

Landies Premium Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups 11 oz. bags, sold at Wilson Farms stores UPC 013065502167 lot # 345
Wegmans Swiss Recipe Ultimate Peanut Butter Cups 8 oz. tubs, UPC 77890 12946, lot # 273
Wegmans Swiss Recipe Medium Chocolate Holiday Platter 23 oz., UPC 77890 15526, sold between 10-31-08 and 1-21-09
Wegmans Swiss Recipe Large Chocolate Holiday Platter 51 oz., UPC 77890 15529, sold between 10-31-08 and 1-21-09
Wegmans Swiss Recipe Large Chocolate Holiday Platter with Sponge Candy 49 oz., UPC 77890 15530, sold between 10-31-08 and 1-21-09
Wegmans Swiss Recipe Ultimate Peanut Butter Cups, also available at Wegmans in bulk food bins and in random weight packages, Bin # 79966, sold between 10-31-08 and 1-21-09
FDA is aware of the Landies Candies recall.

The company has not received any consumer illness complaints about these products.

“Landies Candies apologizes for any inconvenience to our customers,” said Lawrence R. Szrama, president. “Landies Candies’ product quality and consumer safety have been our top priority for over 23 years and our decision today reflects that tradition.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

For questions about the Landies brand product sold at Wilson Farm stores, consumers should contact Landies Candies Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-834-8212, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

For questions about the Wegmans brand products, consumers should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-WEGMANS, ext. 4760, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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Weis Markets Announces Voluntary Recall of Weis Quality (WQ) Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and WQ Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers Due to Possible Health Risk
Contact:
Dennis V. Curtin
(570) 847-3636

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- (SUNBURY, PA) – Weis Markets today issued a voluntary recall for two private label peanut butter sandwich crackers it sells under its Weis Quality label: Weis Quality (WQ) Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, 11-ounce (UPC 41497-56442) and Weis Quality Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers 11-ounce (UPC 41497-56443) because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella since they contain peanut butter supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) which has been linked to a national outbreak of salmonella.

No other Weis Quality products are involved in this recall nor does it affect the jar peanut butter category.

As a precaution, in advance of this recall, Weis Markets stores removed these two products from their shelves on Friday January 16 and issued stop scan orders for both. The two recalled products were supplied by Bremner Food Group and manufactured by the Kellogg’s Company.

The product was distributed at Weis Markets retail stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.

Customers who have purchased the recalled Weis Quality products should return them to the closest Weis Markets’ store for a full refund. For additional information on this recall, customers can contact the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 877-869-5633.

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Blanton's Candies Recalls Peanut Butter Sticks Because of Possible Health Risk
Contact:
Blanton's Candies
(423) 337-3487




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 21, 2009 -- Blanton's Candies of Sweetwater, TN is recalling approximately 1,400 pounds of Blanton's Peanut Butter Sticks packaged in 8 ounce cellophane bags, because the peanut butter in the candy was supplied by the Peanut Corporation of America and it has 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.

The Peanut Butter Sticks were distributed in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida through retail stores.

The peanut butter sticks are packaged in 8 ounce cellophane bags labeled in part: “Blanton's Homemade Candy, Sweetwater, TN 423-337-3487. There is no coding or use by date on the container.

No Illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated when Blanton's Candies was notified that Peanut Corporation of America was recalling the peanut butter used to manufacture the peanut butter sticks. Blanton's Candies has ceased the production and distribution of the product.

Consumers that have this product should not consume it. They should discard the candy but may take the packaging back to the location of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-423-337-3487

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Full Recalls Related To Peanut Butter Salmonella:
Peanut Butter Recall Jan 13, 09
Peanut Butter Baking Products Recall
Nationwide peanut Butter Recall Jan. 16, 2009
Kellogg Recall Austin® and Keebler® Peanut Butter Crackers and Snack Packs Famous Amos® Keebler® Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies
Perry's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recall
Little Debbie Snacks Recalled
Food Lion Recalls Cookies
Kroger Recalls Ice Cream
Recall: ZonePerfect and NutriPal Bars
Peanut Butter Recall Expands
WalMart Peanut Butter Cookie Recall
PetSmart Recalls Grreat Choice Dog Treats
New Peanut Butter Recall Updates Jan. 21, 2009
Nature's Path Energy Bars
Nutri-System Recalls Granola Bars
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