Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Peanut Recall

In a nutshell: This FDA press release is dated Feb. 4, 2009 but I just received it today (7-24-09). You have to wonder what took them so long?

from FDA press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 4, 2009 — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Gourmet Peanut Mix. The product contains peanut products that are from Peanut Corporation of America, which has been implicated in a national outbreak of Salmonella. Product was distributed to Publix stores for retail sale. The recalled product has a UPC number of: 41415 – 06786 and is packaged in a 28 ounce plastic tamper resistant container.

“As part of our commitment to food safety and in cooperation with the FDA, we are issuing this voluntarily recall,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “Publix stores discontinued the sale of this item prior to the recall; however, since some customers may still have the peanut mix in their homes, we wanted to take every precaution. To date, there have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Consumer Relations department at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.com.”

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