FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 28, 2012 - Newman's Own Organics announces that due to the expanded scope of Sunland, Inc.'s recall of nut butter products (peanut butter in particular), we are initiating a voluntary limited recall of certain lots of Peanut Butter Newman-O's Sandwich Crème Cookies, with expiration dates 27MAY13 and 3MAY13, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella, 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 circumstance, 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. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/.
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Product manufactured with the expiration dates shown below should not be used. No illnesses have been reported to-date in connection with Newman's Own Organics products. No other Newman's Own Organics products or expiration dates are affected by this voluntary recall. The expiration dates are located on the side panels of the boxes or packages and are not marked with the words "Expiration Date" or "Use By Date".
Newman's Own Organics Products Manufactured with Sunland Corporation Peanut Products
|Unit UPC#||Case UPC#||Description||Expiration Date|
|7 57645 02170 8||7 57645 02171 5||Peanut Butter Newman-O's, 8oz/6 pack||27MAY13|
|7 57645 02150 0||7 57645 02151 7||Peanut Butter Newmans-O's, 13oz/6 pack||3MAY13|
If you have any of the listed products on hand or have any additional questions with regard to the recall, please contact Sarah Zamani at Newman’s Own Organics at 831-685-2866 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time for further instructions. Retailers who have purchased Peanut Butter Newman-O’s Sandwich Crème Cookies 13 oz/6 pack or 8 oz/6 pack with the above expiration dates are urged to discard the product immediately and provide a proof of destruction. Consumers who have purchased this product with the above expiration dates are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-865-2866.
For more information on the Sunland recall, please see the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website (www.fda.gov) or read Sunland's official statement at: