Popcorn Factory Recalls Select Popcorn Products
The Popcorn Factory, Inc. today announced it is voluntarily recalling its Chef Inspired “Ultimate Gift Tin” and “Thai Peanut Popcorn” received directly from The Popcorn Factory prior to February 5, 2009 because the peanut seasoning mix – supplied by Baron’s Specialty Foods of Martinez, CA - may contain peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA has announced the expansion of a voluntary recall covering all peanut products made in their Blakely, Georgia plant since Jan. 1, 2007, because they have a potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Recently, Baron’s Specialty Foods recalled the products because they may contain peanuts supplied by PCA.
We are undertaking this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution. The Popcorn Factory has received no reports of illness connected to these products.
This voluntary recall does not affect any of our peanut popcorn products sold AFTER February 5, 2009 nor any other products from The Popcorn Factory, because they do not contain products from PCA.
The product descriptions and stock code numbers for the recalled products are listed below, and photographs of the products are available at www.thepopcornfactory.com to help with identification.
Product Descriptions - Stock Code
Chef Inspired Ultimate Gift Tin (2 gallon) - P02260
Chef Inspired Thai Peanut Popcorn - S0219TP
The product outer packaging is coded with the part or stock number and a date code. Any date codes of 09002 or any code beginning with 08 are included in this recall program. Any of the above identified products received directly from The Popcorn Factory BEFORE February 5, 2009 are included in this recall program. Any of the above identified products received AFTER February 5, 2009 are safe for consumption and not subject to the recall because they do not contain products from PCA.
The popcorn product involved in the recall is a premium caramel based recipe that is cooked to a temperature in excess of 290 degrees Fahrenheit; this step in the production process is believed to destroy any known pathogens. However, out of an abundance of caution for our customers, their families and their gift recipients, we ask that you discard and not return any of the identified recalled products still remaining in your possession.
Salmonella is an organism which 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 (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, 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.