Kilwin’s Peanut product recall on Friday

Posted on September 12, 2009 by

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US Food Safety, the one-stop consumer resource for food recalls and food safety news, today, was appalled that another peanut from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) was announced.

These products from Kilwin’s Quality Confections included all 7 ounce packages of chocolate-covered peanuts, and bulk chocolate-covered peanuts, sold in Kilwin’s retail stores, prior to April 1, 2009, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Why wasn’t the recall annoumced before? If the products were sold before last April, most likely they were already consumed. If a consumer was sick from Salmonella prior to then, do you think these tainted chocolate-covered peanuts were suspect?

The product on the product is as follows: “The product comes in a 7 ounce, gold foiled plastic package with a clear center section, and is labeled “Milk Chocolate Peanuts” and “Fresh dry roasted peanuts covered in creamy milk chocolate”. The barcode on the package is 001615. Additionally, the product was sold in bulk bins, by weight, at Kilwin’s retail stores.”

By now consumers have forgotten about the Peanut and Pistachio recalls. The focus is on the new government website for food safety. Conveniently, this food recall came out on Friday. No company wants a recall, so the easiest way to keep it quiet is to announce on a Friday.

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