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Cleanup of PCA-Related Recalls Continues

Cleaning up the recalls of products that were made with either peanut butter or peanut paste continues to be a major effort at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Almost 3,900 such products were recalled after Salmonella was discovered in late 2008 in peanut products made at the Blakely, GA and Plainview, TX processing plants owned by Peanut Corporation of America.

In this week’s enforcement report, FDA continues working with companies that are wrapping up their recall work.

Here’s the report:

PRODUCT:

1) a) BERGIN Fruit and Nut Company CRANBERRY HONEY NUT MIX (10-oz clamshell tub) and b) KOWALSKI’S MARKETS Cranberry Honey Nut Mix (10-oz clamshell tub) and c) BERGIN NUT COMPANY Cranberry Honey Nut Mix (16-oz bag). Sold in bulk in 1-lb, 5-lbs and 30-lbs. Item #’s – # 604157 (30-lb), # 601068 (5-lb bag), # 604159 (5-lb bag), # 604158 (1-lb bag), # 604163 (10-oz clamshell tub). Recall # F-875-9;

2) Honey Roast Peanut Splits, product code 600625, 50-lb bag. This product was distributed to one customer only, Best Maid Cookies. Recall # F-876-9

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
 Bergin Fruit and Nut Co Inc., Falcon Heights, MN, by press release and letter dated January 30, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN Commerce Unknown

DISTRIBUTION 
MN, ND, WI

PRODUCT

Giulia Alfalfa Seed for sprouting in 50 lb poly bag. Item #ALFMC050, Date of Mfr. 1/06/2009. Recall # F-1114-9

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER 
Recalling Firm: Caudill Seed & Warehouse Inc., Louisville, KY, by telephone on March 12, 2009 and by letter on March 20, 2009.
Manufacturer: Mediterranea Sementi SRL, Teramo, Italy. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
 The product is contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
415/50 lb poly bags

DISTRIBUTION 
CA, MI, MN, NE, OH, VA

PRODUCT

Roasted Peanut Crispy Cat Candy Bar. The product is a dark chocolate rice crispy base made with organic ingredients. Bar UPC 8.93048.00003.9, Carton UPC 8.93048.00004.6. Recall # F-1183-9

CODE 
Lot Numbers: 0038A, 0048A, 0578A, 0588A and 1588A with expiration dates from Jan 2009 through June 2009

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Tree Huggin Treat, Inc., Ashville, NC, by letter on February 9, 2009.
Manufacturer: Noble Foods, Inc., Pointe-claire, Canada. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
157,824 individual units

DISTRIBUTION 
Nationwide and Canada

PRODUCT

1) Southern Grove Honey Roasted Peanuts packaged in 1.75 oz plastic bag, UPC 41498-16133. Recall # F-1184-9;

2) Cumby’s Snacks” Honey Roasted Peanuts, packaged in 3 oz foil pouches, UPC 42704 80081. Recall Number: F-1185-9;

3) Cumby’s Snacks” Hole in One Snack Mix, packaged in 8 oz foil pouches, UPC 42704 00851. Recall # F-1186-9

CODE

Best before January 30, 2010

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER 
Barcelona Nut Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, by letter on January 29, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON
 The products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
47,668 lbs

DISTRIBUTION
 MA, IL

PRODUCT

1) Rich’s Ice Cream Nutty Sundae Cone. Artificially Flavored Vanilla Low fat Ice Cream Cone with Chocolate Coating and Peanuts, UPC 7545542000. 3 fl oz, 24 count per shipping carton. Recall # F-1187-9;

2) Rich’s Ice Cream Candy Bar Avalanche UPC 7545534100. Artificially Flavored Nougat Frozen Dairy Dessert with Candy Pieces, Peanuts and Caramel Swirl 10 FL oz. Shipping carton is labeled with year of manufacture plus Julian date and time, digitally stamped on each shipping carton for example 9021 (9 indicates year 2009, 021 indicates January 21). Recall # F-1188-9

CODE
 No codes

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
 Rich Ice Cream Co., West Palm Beach, FL, by telephone, email, and faxes on January 29, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON 
The products were produced using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
21,802 cases/24 ct per case

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Virgin Islands

PRODUCT 
French Burnt Peanuts Here’s Howe brand, 3.5 oz, UPC 73171-00529; 14 oz, UPC 73171-04464; 10 lb, UPC 73171-06513. Candy Place brand, 15 oz, UPC 30034-04182. Primrose brand, 25 lb bulk, UPC 71576-00014. Recall # F-1189-9

CODE 
Expiration dates through 080309

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
 George J Howe Co., Grove City, PA, by press release and e-mail on February 4, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON
 The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
10,573 cases

DISTRIBUTION
AR, DE, FL, IL, IN, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, and WV

PRODUCT

1) Best Choice Premium Candy Bar Crunch Ice Cream, 1.75 Quarts (1.66L), UPC 070038596226. Recall # F-1190-9;

2) Best Choice Ice Cream, Tin Roof Sundae, Half Gallon (1.89L), UPC 070038596172. Recall # F-1191-9;

3) LuVel, Candy Bar Sundae, Premium Ice Cream, Half Gallon (1.89L), UPC 077322147812, and Candy Bar (bulk packaging), 3 gallons. Recall # F-1192-9;

4) LuVel, Caramel Turtle Pie, Premium Ice Cream, Half Gallon (1.89L), and Turtle Pie (bulk packaging), 3 gallons. Recall # F-1193-9;

5) Hiland, Premium Ice Cream, Old Recipe, Candy Bar Crunch, 1.75 Qt., UPC 072060082685. Recall # F-1194-9

CODE
1) 1/1/08 through 1/12/10;
2) 1/1/08 through 1/27/10
3) Best by April 2, 2009;
4) 6/5/08, 10/30/08 Bulk Packaging: Best by April 2, 2009;
5) 1/1/08 though 1/29/08

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
 Turner’s Dairies, Inc., Covington, TN, by letter on February 2, 2009 and press release on February 13, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
 The products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
101,517 units

DISTRIBUTION
KS, MS, TX, MO, TN

PRODUCT

1) Virginia Runner Peanuts packaged in 1 lb, 5 lb, 25 lb and 30 lb containers. Recall # F-1195-9;

2) Classic Mix, 1-, 5- and 25-lb sizes. Recall # F-1196-9;

3) Y2K Trail Mix, 1-, 5- and 25-lb sizes. Recall # F-1197-9;

4) Cajun Mix packaged in 1-, 5- and 25-lb containers. Recall # F-1198-9

CODE 
Products with a pack date between July 15 and August 30, 2008

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Vending Nut Co., Inc., Fort Worth, TX, by e-mail or letter on February 6, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON
 The products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
8,400 lbs

DISTRIBUTION
 TX

PRODUCT

CODE 
5 lb pack, Exp. Date 3/2003 thru 3/2010; 3 lb Pack, Exp. Date 3/2003 thru 3/2010; and 8-3 lb Pack, exp. date 3/2003-3/2010

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER 
Recalling Firm: Dollins Pecan Co, Inc., Comanche, TX, by letter on February 13, 2009 and press release on February 26, 2009. 
Manufacturer: Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), Plainview TX. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON 
The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
17,310 lbs

DISTRIBUTION
OK, TX, WI

PRODUCT

1) Sparrow Roasted Peanut Meal 10 lbs, item #: F-541047-10, UPC: 4543897410. Recall # F-1200-9;

2) Sparrow Coarse Peanut Meal 10 lbs, Item #: F-541010-10, UPC: 4543898510.
Recall # F-1201-9

CODE
1) Lot #: 8284D and 8297B;
2) Lot #: 8297B and 8298D

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER 
Sparrow Enterprises Ltd., East Boston MA, by e-mail on January 29, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON 
The products were manufactured using peanut meals, recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
279 cases

DISTRIBUTION 
PA, NY

PRODUCT 
10th Tee Peanut Honey Back Nine Golf Energy Bar sold as individually wrapped 50 gram bars and 12-count printed trays; wrapper: UPC 7198803004; 12 Count Tray: UPC 7198803014. Recall # F-1202-9

CODE
Best By Dates of 5/16/2009 and 8/27/2009

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER 
Recalling Firm: SCNS Sports Foods, Inc., Upland, CA, letter on March 5 and 6, 2009.
Manufacturer: Nellson Nutraceutical Inc., Irwindale, CA. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
49,104 bars

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide

PRODUCT

Deep Freeze Nut Sundae On a Stick Chocolate and Nut Coated Ice Cream Bar 5 fl. oz, UPC 8 59072 00013 1. Recall # F-1203-9

CODE
EAM. EXP.02.04.10. *** Please Note: Only packaging case receives code, individual retail units are not coded***

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
El Monte Dairy, South El Monte, CA, by letters on March 27, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
522 cases. Each case contains 24/5 fl oz bars

DISTRIBUTION
CA

PRODUCT

WOW Café & Wingery Thai Peanut Dressing & Sauce, 1 U.S. Gal. (3.8L), packaged in a plastic jug. Recall # F-1204-9

CODE
Lot numbers: 3247, 1718, and 2138

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Wow Café & Wingery, Covington, LA, by e-mail beginning on February 4, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON
The product was manufactured using peanut butter recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
572 cases

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide

PRODUCT

1) Chocolate Peanuts from the makers of Jelly Belly in 7 oz. bag Item # 24050 12 X 7oz Chocolate peanuts Case UPC 00071567983921 Unit/bag UPC -071567240505; 10 lb Chocolate peanuts Case/unit UPC – 00071567040501. Recall # F-1205-9;

2) 10 lb Choc Peanut Clusters Case/unit UPC – 00071567040556, Item number 4055, Recall # F-1206-9;

3) 10 lb Choc Peanuts-No Sugar Added Case/unit UPC – 00071567056557, Item number 5655. Recall # F-1207-9

CODE
1) 7 oz. size: Lot codes and best by dates as follows: 071029 BEST BEFORE Oct 29, 2008 071108 BEST BEFORE Nov 08, 2008 071116 BEST BEFORE Nov 16, 2008 071121 BEST BEFORE Nov 21, 2008 080304 BEST BEFORE Mar 4, 2009 080310 BEST BEFORE Mar 10, 2009 080611 BEST BEFORE Jun 11,2009 080820 BEST BEFORE Aug 20, 2009 081112 BEST BEFORE Nov 12, 2009 10-lb size: Lot numbers 071029, 071107,071130 071201, 080103, 080206, 080305, 080403, 080404,080422 080423, 080605, 080722, 080820, 080821, 080903, 080904, 081125,090128;

2) Lot codes: 081020,081105

3) Lot codes 071121 080201 080324 080401 080531

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Jelly Belly Candy Co., Fairfield, CA, by telephone, letter and e-mail on February 13, 2009 and press release on March 3, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
8,358 cases

DISTRIBUTION 
Nationwide, Hawaii, and Saipan

PRODUCT

Frozen Bananas sold as: (1) World Famous Gourmet Nutty Nanner Frozen Bananas, Net Wt. 3 oz (85 gm), UPC 0 7293240444 7, packaged in a clear paper wrap, 24 individual wrapped bananas per cardboard box, 4 cardboard boxes/case; (2) Frozen Bananas, Net Wt. 3 oz, packaged in a clear paper wrap, 24 individual wrapped bananas per cardboard box , 4 cardboard boxes/case. Recall # F-1208-9

CODE
Exp. date: 01/01/2008-01/30/2010

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER 
Ricketts Investment Group (dba) L & H Industries, Anaheim, CA, by telephone and e-mail on February 26, 2009. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The product was manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
1366 cases

DISTRIBUTION
FL, CA

PRODUCT

Farm Rich the appetizer company brand Breaded Vegetable Sticks, Net Wt 12 lbs (6/2 lbs bags), Product Code 62762, UPC 1 00 41322 67262 6 — Keep Frozen — This item is manufactured for food service operators. Recall # F-1217-9

CODE
All lots

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Rich Products Corp., Buffalo, NY, by e-mail on April 6, 2009 and by press release on April 7, 2009.
Manufacturer: Rich Products Corp., Brunswick, GA. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON 
The product contains undeclared eggs. The batter used to make the breaded vegetable sticks contained eggs but they were not declared on the finished product labeling.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
67,262 cases

DISTRIBUTION 
Nationwide

PRODUCT

1) Parker Chocó Peanut Butter Cup, Item #1442 (AF #13229) (no UPC Code); 30 pound case. Recall # F-1221-9;

2) Peanut Butter Cookies & Crème Organic Bark, Item #2348(#70056), UPC #24259 70056; 2/5 lb. bags/case. Recall # F-1222-9;

3) Parker Peanut Butter Milk Blend, Item #2310 (#105631) (no UPC Code); 30 pound case. Recall # F-1223-9;

4) Organic Confections Sweet & Salty bark, UPC Code 718345022372, Item #2237, packaged 12-8oz units per case; UPC Code 718345022570, Item #2257, packaged 20 bars per case; UPC Code 718345022884, Item #2288, packaged 16-5oz units per box; and Item #2250 packaged in a bulk 25lb case (no UPC code). Recall # F-1224-9;

5) Parker Products Sweet & Salty Bark 8 oz Candy Island Confections. Recall # F-1225-9;

6) Parker Products Tabasco Praline Peanut, 30 lb case, Item 1636. Recall # F-1226-9;

7) Parker Products Chocolate Coated Peanuts, 30 lb case, Item #1015. Recall # F-1227-9;
 
8) Parker Products Peanut Splits, 5 lb case, Item #2233. Recall # F-1228-9;

9) Parker Products Popcorn Praline Peanut Blend, 30 lb case; Item #2340. Recall # F-1229-9;

10) Parker Products Peanut Cluster, 30 lb case, Item #2004. Recall # F-1230-9;

11) Parker Products Peanut Honey Cluster, 30 lb case, item #2202. Recall # F-1231-9;

12) Peanut Crunch, 30-pound case, Item #1949. Recall # F-1232-9

CODE 
1) Lot #08311;
2) Lot #08277;
3) Lot #08213
4) All lot numbers beginning with 07 and 08;
5) Lot 09007, and all 07 and 08 lots;
6), 7) All 07 and 08 lots and Lot 09023;
9) All 07 and 08 lots and lots 09012, 09013;
8), 10) and 11) All 07 and 08 lots;
12) Code Dates: 07031, 07032, 07073, 07074, 07110, 07179, 07180, 07242, and 07243

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER 
Recalling Firm: Parker Products, Inc., Fort Worth, TX, by press release on January 23, 2009 and March 3, 2009 and by telephone, e-mail and letters.
Manufacturer: Peanut Corp., of America, Lynchburg, VA. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON 
The products were manufactured using peanut butter recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
91,404.75

DISTRIBUTION 
TX

PRODUCT

1) Peanut Butter, 6 ct 5 lb, UPC Code 26720 34123; 1 ct 50 lb, UPC 26800 34123; 10 ct. 5 lb, UPC Code 26730 34123; 500 ct. 1 oz, UPC 26295 34123; 200 3/4 oz; 200 2.25 oz, Peanut Butter, 200 1/2 oz; 200 2 oz Recall # F-1233-9;

2) Peanut Butter/Grape Jelly Combo, 200 ct. 2/12 oz, Peanut Butter/Grape Jelly Combo CSV, 200 2.12 oz; Peanut butter Grape Combo, 24 bags 12 ct. The product is packaged in a plastic pouch. Recall # F-1234-9;

3) Creamy Peanut Butter, 400 1.12 oz, 5 lb. Recall # F-1235-9;

4) Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam Combo, 200 2.12 oz; 24 bags 12 ct. Recall # F-1236-9;

5) No Salt Peanut Butter, 1 ct. 50 lb, UPC 26802 34123; 12 ct. 16 oz, UPC 2660034123. Recall # F-1237-9;

6) Crunchy Peanut Butter, 200 2 oz. The product is packaged in a pouch. Recall # F-1238-9;

CODE
1) Codes: 7045, 7101, 7102, 7106, 7108, 7114, 8253, 8254, 8255, 8256, 8261, 8262, 8263, 8266, 8267, 8268, 8269, 8294, 8295, 8296, 8297, 8301, 8302, 8303, 8304, 8311, 8315, 8316, 8322, 8323, 8324, 8325, 8343, 8344, 8345, 8346;

2) Codes: 8262, 8266, 8267, 8268, 8269, 8294, 8297, 8301, 8303, 8315, 8316, 8323, 8324, 8325;

3) Code 7045, 7102, 7107, 8254, 8296;

4) Code 7107, 7114, 7124, 8262, 8268, 8297, 8302, 8315, 8322, 8323, 8344, 8345;

5) Code 8253, 8347;

6) Code 7165, 7166, 7169, 8172, 8189, 8190, 8270

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Boca Grande Foods/Modern Packaging, Duluth, GA, by press release on January 20, 2009 and letter on January 21, 2009.
Manufacturer: Peanut Corp. of America, Blakely, GA, Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
The products were manufactured using peanut paste recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 
Unknown

DISTRIBUTION 
Nationwide

PRODUCT

1) Peanut butter from honey roasted peanuts sold via bulk bin in store. Peanuts from these bins are used in an in-store, self-serve grinder to manufacture peanut butter. The self-serve fresh ground peanut butter is packaged in 16 oz and 32 oz plastic sealed containers. Recall # F-1239-9;

2) Peanut butter made from Split, Dry Roasted, and Unsalted Peanuts. The peanuts are sold in bulk bins. Peanuts from these bins are also used in an in-store, self-serve grinder to manufacture peanut butter. The self-serve fresh ground peanut butter is packaged in 16 oz and 32 oz plastic sealed containers. Recall # F-1240-9

CODE 
1) Roth Bulk Food Bin # 8612;
2) Roth Bulk Food Bin # 2033

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
 Roth’s IGA Foodliner, Inc., Salem, OR, by press release dated February 24, 2009 and March 4, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON 
The products were manufactured using peanut products recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
8,634 lbs

DISTRIBUTION
OR

PRODUCT

1) Thrifty Nut brand Dry Roasted Peanuts, Thrift Products Co., Grand Rapids, MI. Net wt. 5 oz., UPC 7934833903. Net wt. 12 oz, UPC 7934811905. Net wt. 32 oz. No UPC.
Recall # F-1241-9;

2) Thrifty Nut brand Granulated Honey Roasted Peanuts, net wt. 5 #, UPC 7934898868. Recall # F-1242-9;

3) Thrifty Nut brand Honey Roasted Peanuts. Thrifty Nut brand Honey Roasted Peanuts, net wt. 5 oz, UPC 7934833941 and Thrifty Nut brand Honey Roasted Peanuts, 8 oz, UPC 7934810941. Recall # F-1243-9

CODE
1) All lots with a Best if Used by date of 11/09 or earlier;
2) and 3) All lots with a Best if Used by date of 7/09 or earlier;

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Thrift Products Company, Inc., Kentwood, MI, by press release, telephone and/or letter on February 3, 2009. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON 
The products were manufactured using peanuts recalled by Peanut Corporation of America because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
Approx. 8,220 lbs

DISTRIBUTION 
IN, MI

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