Americans Put on High Alert After Major Food Recall

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( – Hormel Foods Sales LLC, which is based in Minnesota, has had to recall two Planter products made in one of their facilities because of the discovery of contamination. 

The products, Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts and Honey Roasted Peanuts for Planters are being produced in a Hormel facility before being distributed to five states, namely Public warehouses in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, as well as Dollar Tree warehouses in Georgia and South Carolina. 

It was discovered that the packaged content might be contaminated with the organism listeria monocytogenes which could lead to fatal infections in those with a weakened immune system, young children, and elderly people. Healthy individuals might also suffer from more short-term symptoms if they consume the organism, including severe headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, and high fever. For pregnant women, consuming the organism could result in stillbirths and miscarriages. 

The voluntary recall includes the Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts cans of up to 8.75-ounce and 4-ounce packages of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts. 

The UPC code is 2900002097 for Honey Roasted Peanuts and their consume by date is April 11, 2025, while the deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts has a best-by date of April 5, 2026, and the UPC code is 2900001621. Hormel has argued that these are the only products that they are currently recalling. The company has also noted that so far no reports have come in of people getting sick. 

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