Hormel Foods has announced the recall of two varieties of Planters nuts due to potential contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The affected products include Planters honey roasted peanuts and Planters mixed nuts distributed to Publix supermarket warehouses across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina, as well as Dollar Tree warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia.

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Hormel Foods Recalls Planters Peanuts Amid Listeria Concerns

Listeria poses a significant health risk, particularly to vulnerable populations. Although no illnesses have been reported thus far, Hormel Foods has initiated the recall as a proactive measure.

Listeria infection can lead to severe, and in some cases, fatal outcomes, particularly among pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of listeriosis, the illness caused by Listeria infection, range from flu-like symptoms such as fever, stiff neck, and headache, to more severe complications like miscarriages, stillbirths, and preterm labor among pregnant women.

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The Specifics Of The Planters Peanuts Recall

The recall specifically targets 4-ounce packages of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts with a "best if used by" date of April 11, 2025, and a package UPC code of 2900002097, as well as 8.75-ounce cans of Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts with a "best if used by" date of April 5, 2026, and a package UPC code of 2900001621. Hormel Foods emphasizes that no other products or packaging sizes are included in the recall.

4-ounce packages of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts: Planters.com

What To Do If I Purchased The Items?

Consumers who have purchased the affected products are advised to either dispose of them or return them to the point of purchase for a refund or exchange, ensuring that potentially contaminated items are removed from circulation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 1,600 people in the United States contract listeriosis annually, with approximately 260 resulting in death, making Listeria the third leading cause of death from foodborne illnesses in the country.

Hormel Foods said in a notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website that “commitment to food safety remains our utmost priority” and that “a full investigation” is underway to determine the source of the contamination

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