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Recall Alert: Hormel Foods Recalls Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts and Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts Due to Contamination

Hormel Foods Sales LLC, a Minnesota-based company, has issued a recall for two Planters products due to potential contamination that could result in fatal infections. The affected products are Honey Roasted Peanuts and Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts, which were produced by Hormel at one of its facilities before being distributed to Publix warehouses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina, as well as Dollar Tree warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia.

The contamination was discovered by Hormel after the products were produced and distributed in April. The packaged contents were found to potentially contain listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, elderly individuals, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals who consume the contaminated products may experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Furthermore, pregnant women who contract listeria infections are at risk of miscarriages or stillbirths. Therefore, it is crucial for anyone who has purchased the affected products to refrain from consuming them. The recalled items include 4-ounce packages of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts and 8.75-ounce cans of Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts.

To identify the specific products involved, customers should look for the UPC code 2900002097 on the Honey Roasted Peanuts with a best-by date of April 11, 2025. The Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts have a “Best if Used By Date” on the bottom of the can and a UPC code of 2900001621. The best-by date for the mixed nuts is April 5, 2026.

Hormel has emphasized that these are the only products included in the recall. Additionally, there have been no reports of illnesses related to the consumption of the contaminated nuts, and all affected retailers have been notified.

Individuals who possess the recalled products are advised to either discard them or return them to the store of purchase for a replacement or full refund. Hormel has reassured consumers that their commitment to food safety remains a top priority. A thorough investigation is currently underway to determine the source of the contamination.

If consumers have any questions or concerns regarding the recall, they can contact Hormel Foods customer relations at 800-523-4635. By taking prompt action and ensuring that affected individuals are informed, Hormel is demonstrating its dedication to the well-being of its customers.

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