United States: The manufacturer Hormel announced recently that the planters peanut products sold in five states of the US at Publix and Dollar Tree are being recalled because of the possible contamination of Listeria. 

More about the recalled products 

The name of the products is omitted by the company in this regard. The first one is Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts (4 ounces), and the second is Planters Deluxe mixed nuts lightly salted (8. 75 ounces). 

The corporation’s statement clearly indicates that apparently, despite several years of using such products, they have not been proven to cause health problems, as it was stated in US News. 

“The products were shipped to Publix distribution warehouses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina and to Dollar Tree distribution warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia,” the statement by company posted om the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website. 

Planters Peanut Products Recalled Over Listeria Contamination in Five US States. Credit | Getty Images
Planters Peanut Products Recalled Over Listeria Contamination in Five US States. Credit | Getty Images

Alerts sent by the company 

According to the company’s report, consumers from those five states must avoid using 4-ounce Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts with the UPC code of 2900002097, with a “Best if Used By” date of 04 11 25. 

And, for the withdrawn 8.75-ounce Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts, the UPC code is 2900001621 with the “Best if Used By” date of 05APR26. 

Homel added, “No other sizes, varieties, or other packaging configurations of PLANTERS® brand products are included in this recall,” as US News reported. 

Moreover, “If a consumer has this product, they can discard the product or return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. If consumers have questions, they may contact Hormel Foods Customer Relations via email here, via chat at https://www.planters.com/or at 1-800-523-4635, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays,” stated the company. 

More about Listeria  

According to CDC guidelines, Listeria monocytogenes is linked to almost a third of the total food-borne illness in the United States. 

Pregnant women are said to be ten times more vulnerable to contracting the disease, with a high chance of loss of life in the fetuses. According to experts the numbers suggest the death of fetuses is accounted to be 20 percent, whereas death among newborns holds about 3 percent of the total cases. 

It added that most vulnerable for the infection are those over 65 years of age or seniors, along with the people who have weak immune systems according to the CDC. 

One of the primary manifestations is fever, muscle aches, and weakness which show up, generally, within two weeks of eating contaminated food containing Listeria. 

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