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Hormel Foods is recalling plant nuts due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination



Hormel Foods is recalling plant nuts due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Hormel Foods Sales LLC is voluntarily recalling two types of PLANTERS products produced at one of its facilities in April.

These products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company does not report how the contamination was discovered.

To date, there have been no reports of illness associated with this recall and all retailers who received the affected product have been notified. This recall is being initiated with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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

The recalled product is limited to 4-ounce packages of PLANTERS Honey Roasted Peanuts with a best before date of April 11, 2025, and a package UPC code of 2900002097 and 8.75-ounce cans of PLANTERS Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts with a “Best If Used By” date of April 5, 2026 and a package UPC code of 2900001621 on the side of the can.

This recall does not include other sizes, varieties or other packaging configurations of PLANTERS brand products.

If a consumer has this product, he can throw the product away or return it to the store where he purchased it for an exchange. If consumers have any questions, they can contact Hormel Foods customer service via email herevia chat on or at 800-523-4635.

About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell putrid, but it can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Everyone who ate something remembered that develop products and symptoms of a Listeria infection, should seek medical attention and inform their doctor of the possible exposure to Listeria.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms in the coming weeks, as it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection may include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headaches, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other diseases.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children and people such as cancer patients with weakened immune systems are at particular risk of serious illness, life-threatening infections, other complications and death. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to preterm labor, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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