Planters Nuts Recalled Due to Contamination Concerns

Planters Nuts Recalled Due to Contamination Concerns

May 8, 2024 :The Hormel Foods subsidiary, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Sales LLC, has initiated a recall of specific Planters nut products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. This organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in vulnerable populations.

The recall encompasses two Planters nut varieties: 4-ounce packages of Honey Roasted Peanuts and 8.75-ounce cans of Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts. These products were distributed to Publix warehouses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina, as well as Dollar Tree warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia.

Consumers are urged to refrain from consuming these products and to return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. The specific identifying details for the recalled items include:

  • Honey Roasted Peanuts: UPC 2900002097 and “best if used by” date of April 11, 2025.
  • Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts: UPC 2900001621 and “best if used by” date displayed on the bottom of the can.

Hormel Foods discovered the potential contamination during routine testing procedures and immediately issued the recall to prevent any potential illnesses. The company has emphasized that no illnesses have been linked to the recalled products.

Listeriosis, the infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, can cause fever, muscle aches, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, it can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women, newborns, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. In these populations, Listeria infection can lead to serious complications, including miscarriage, stillbirth, meningitis, and even death.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Planters nut products and have any questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Hormel Consumer Affairs at 1-800-931-2233, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST.

This incident highlights the importance of food safety protocols and the swift action taken by manufacturers in the event of potential contamination. Consumers are advised to remain vigilant and to check for recall notices on products they regularly purchase.

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