Planters Peanuts Recall Issued Over Listeria Food Poisoning Risks

The recalled Planters peanuts were distributed by Publix in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina, and Dollar Tree distribution centers in South Carolina and Georgia.

Hormel Food Sales, LLC has issued a recall for two Planters Peanut products, due to risk of listeria monocytogenes contamination; a potentially deadly form of food poisoning.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the Planters Peanut recall on May 3, warning consumers of the potential listeria food poisoning risk, affecting two distributors in five states.

Listeria food poisoning can lead to severe infections, especially in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms, including fever, headaches, stiffness, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea from listeria monocytogenes infections, while pregnant women may suffer more severe consequences, including miscarriages and stillbirths.

To date, there have been no illnesses related to the recall and all stores that received the recalled product have been notified.

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The recalled products consist of 4 oz. packages of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts with UPC 2900002097 and a “Best if Used By” date of 04 11 25, and 8.75 oz. cans of Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts with UPC 2900001621 and a “Best if Used By” date of 05APR26.

The “Best if Used By” date can be found on the bottom of the Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts can, while the UPC code is located on the side of the can. No other Planters products are affected.

The recalled peanuts were shipped to Publix distribution warehouses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina, and to Dollar Tree distribution warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia.

Consumers who purchased the contaminated product can either dispose of them or return them to receive a full refund. Those with questions can contact Hormel Foods Customer Relations via email at https://www.hormelfoods.com/about/contact-us/, through chat at https://www.planters.com, or by calling 1-800-523-4635, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, except on holidays.

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