Nuts Sold In South Carolina Recalled Due To Risk Of 'Serious' Infection

By Sarah Tate

May 6, 2024

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A popular nutty snack sold in stores around South Carolina has been recalled due to the risk for a potentially "serious" infection.

Hormel Foods Sales, LLC, is voluntarily recalling a limited selection of two of its Planters products sold in retail locations in five states after it was determined they could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a recall notice issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

The recall affects 4-ounce packages of Planters brand Honey Roasted Peanuts (UPC 2900002097, "Best If Used By" date of 04 11 25) and 8.75-ounce cans of Planters brand Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts (UPC 2900001621, "Best If Used By" date of 05APR26) shipped to Publix distribution warehouses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina as well as Dollar Tree distribution warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia. No other products are included in the recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is the bacteria that can cause listeria, or listeriosis, a serious and sometimes fatal infection that can cause severe illness in high-risk groups like children, the elderly, those who are pregnant and persons with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The products affected in the recall should not be consumed, with the FDA encouraging consumers who have purchased the nuts to either discard them return them to the place of purchase for a refund. As of May 3, no illness have been reported.

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