Magnolia Bird Farm, Inc. Recalls Peanuts and Seed Mixes Because of Possible Health Risk

November 19, 2012

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Consumers:
714-527-3387 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 15, 2012 - Magnolia Bird Farm, Incorporated, of Anaheim, California, is recalling Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes that contain peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanuts contained in the mixes are being recalled by Sunland, Incorporated, of Portola, New Mexico.


“Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.


Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
No illnesses have been reported in association to the recall.


Products were distributed (October 12, 2011 to October 12, 2012). Peanuts in the original Sunland yellow mesh bag will have either best by dates from October 12, 2012 through October 12, 2013 on the packaging, or a “Crop Year” marking on the package of 2011 or 2012, up to and including October 12, 2012.


Consumers who have purchased Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts, and/or Magnolia Bird Farm Seeds containing peanuts, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of them immediately.  Consumers with questions may contact Magnolia Bird Farm, 714-527-3387   for further information on the recall.  Hours and days of business are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M. PST.


PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN RECALL:

Sunland Peanuts in Shell 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Hulled Peanuts 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Conure Mix 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Large Hookbill 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Hookbill Supreme 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Parrot Mix 3 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs. 3 lbs. clear plastic; 5 & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag;  25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag


*We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.


For full details on the recall, please visit:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm328463.htm?source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at wmelichar@feedingamerica.org or 312.629.7263.

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