Warning on Peanut Products with Possible Salmonella Contamination

Issue Date 2 March 2009
Source of Information Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States
Food Product Peanut products
Name of Manufacturer Brown & Haley
Product Name and Description
Product Name UPC Code
1. Brown & Haley Assorted ROCA (containing Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA) (560g Gift Box) 0 41770-03280 8 (distributed between March 21, 2007 and February 26, 2009)
2. Brown & Haley Honey Roasted Peanut ROCA (1.2 oz, 3 -Piece) 0 41770-06170 9 & 41770-06179 2 (distributed between March 21, 2007 and February 26, 2009)
Reason for Recall Products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has been closely monitoring the incident of possible Salmonella contamination of peanut products in the US . According to information of the manufacturer and the local distributor, the affected products have been exported to Hong Kong . The Gift Box product had been on sale in Mannings during the period of Chinese New Year, while the 3-Piece product was sold in Circle K and Vango convenience stores. T he lots bearing the same UPC Codes were no longer on sale in the local market.

The CFS has also alerted the trade and is closely monitoring the situation.

Advice to Consumers Stop consuming the affected products. Dispose of them and thoroughly wash their hands afterwards.
Further Information

US authorities noted that apart from the above products, the manufacturer was also recalling some other peanut products as a precautionary measure. Details of these products can be found at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
2 March 2009