Update – Harry And David, LLC Expands Its Voluntary Recall Of Peanut Butters, Peanut Spreads And Related Products Due To Potential Health Risk

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–October 9, 2012.  In response to an expansion of Sunland, Inc.’s voluntary recall of products manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant after March 1, 2010 due to possible Salmonella contamination, Harry and David, LLC of Medford, Oregon is taking the precautionary measure of expanding its September 27, 2012 voluntary recall of peanut butters, peanut spreads and related products. Specifically, the affected products in Harry and David’s expanded recall are its 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter, Harry & David® Creamy Banana Peanut Spread, Harry & David® Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread and Harry & David® Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread with “Best By” dates of 01MARCH11 through 24SEPT13, as well as the following multi-component food items which included the above-named peanut butter products as components:

  • Harry & David® Apple Snack Box
  • Wolferman’s® Bee Sweet Gift Basket
  • Wolferman’s® Hearty Snack Gift Basket
  • Wolferman’s® All-Day Assortment Gift Basket
  • Wolferman’s® Father’s Day Basket

The “Best By” date is located on the upper part of the peanut butter product jar near the lid. The recalled peanut butter products were produced by Sunland, Inc.

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. Consumers who believe they have contracted a Salmonella infection should contact a healthcare provider.

Products subject to this recall were sold nationwide through Harry & David and Wolferman’s catalogs and websites, as well as through Harry & David stores, between May 26, 2010 and September 25, 2012. Individual jars of the recalled peanut butter products sold through Harry & David stores have UPC numbers of 780994738713 (Creamy Banana Peanut Spread), 780994738720 (Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread), 780994757868 (Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread), or 780994738737 (Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter) printed on the Bar Code. The recalled multi-component food items have lot code numbers of 0092M through 2372M or 0092H through 2372H.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To date, there have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries reported in connection with the Harry & David brand recalled products, and no other Harry & David products are being recalled at this time. 

Consumers with recalled product are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to any Harry & David retail store for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled products may phone the Harry & David Customer Service division at 800-233-1101, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PDT, 7 days a week. 

Initial posted press release

Photo: Product Labels

Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.

Source: fda.gov