Peanuts pulled off grocery store shelves on recall

Supermarkets and stores have pulled Planter’s Cocktail Peanuts from their shelves following a voluntary recall of the nuts.

The recall by Kraft Food Groups came due to the possible exposure of peanuts to water not intended to be used during the food production process.

According to Foster’s Food Fair IGA, which issued a release concerning the recall locally, the voluntary recall affects 12-ounce tins of Planters Cocktail Peanuts carrying the UPC Code of 29000-07212 and code date of 09-JAN-14.

Consumers can find the code date on the bottom of the canister. No other code dates or any other Planters products are being recalled.

The manufacturer said the recall was being done out of “an abundance of caution” and than there had been no reports of injuries or adverse reactions in relation to the recalled product.

Approximately 3,000 cases of the recalled Planters peanuts were shipped to retail customers across the United States and Puerto Rico.

The affected peanuts were processed in Kraft’s plant in Suffolk, Virginia.

“Until Foster’s Food Fair IGA has a further correspondence from the manufacture on this affected product, moving forward, it will not be available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our customers is our top priority,” the local store said.

Customers who have purchased the affected product can return it to Foster’s Food Fair IGA for a 
full refund.