Hormel Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Two Types of Planters Nuts Sold in Five States: Protect Your Health from Listeria Contamination

Planters nuts recalled in several states

Hormel Foods has issued a voluntary recall of two types of Planters nuts sold in five states due to concerns about potential contamination from the bacteria listeria. The recall includes 4-ounce packages of honey roasted peanuts and 8.75-ounce cans of deluxe lightly salted mixed nuts. These products were shipped to Publix supermarkets in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, as well as Dollar Tree stores in Georgia and South Carolina.

The honey roasted peanuts have a “best if used by date” of April 11, 2025, while the mixed nuts have a date of April 5, 2026. All potentially contaminated items were produced at one of Hormel’s facilities in April. Despite the recall, there have been no reports of illnesses related to the products, according to Hormel.

Listeria is a serious bacteria that can cause severe illness or even death in certain groups of people such as young children, elderly individuals, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women are at risk. Symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. Each year roughly 1600 people are infected with listeria with around 260 deaths reported according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While other people can also be infected by listeria but rarely become seriously ill. It’s important for customers who purchased the recalled products to dispose of them properly or return them to the store for an exchange as recommended by Hormel Foods

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