Weaver Popcorn Company Issues a Nationwide Precautionary Voluntary Recall of 9.5 oz. Trail’s End® Caramel Corn with Peanuts
Contact: Cathy Yingling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 4, 2009 – As a result of the expansion of Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA) Salmonella* related recall to include all peanut ingredient products produced in their Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007, Weaver Popcorn Company has issued a precautionary voluntary recall for the following product:
9.5 oz. Trail’s End® Caramel Corn with Peanuts, with code date markings of “102861 109 JAN 19 08” through “102861 297 JUL 23 09”.
No other Trail’s End or Weaver Popcorn Company products are part of this recall.
“Although Weaver Popcorn has received no complaints or reports of any illness related to this product, we are taking this precautionary action out of an abundance of caution and consistent with our 80-year unwavering commitment to consumer safety and to providing the highest-quality products,” said Mike Weaver, Weaver Popcorn Company President and CEO.
Since the vast majority of this product has not been sold for a number of months, it is assumed that what has been sold has been consumed. Consumers who have purchased this recalled product are urged to destroy it. Consumers with an unopened, sealed popcorn foil bag, with the above listed code dates, can arrange for a refund by calling 1-800-782-4255 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST) or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
*Salmonella is an organism that 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, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, 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 on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.]