Planters Peanuts with potentially fatal contamination recalled

Some Planters peanuts are being recalled in five states - FDA

The honey roasted peanuts may be contaminated with Listeria

Hormel Foods Sales has announced the recall of two PLANTERS products that were produced at one of its facilities in April. This recall only impacts two retailers in five states. 

However, those peanuts may pose a dire threat to consumers in those states who have purchased the products. These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were shipped to Publix distribution warehouses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina and to Dollar Tree distribution warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia.

The recalled product is limited to 4 oz. packages of PLANTERS Honey Roasted Peanuts and 8.75 oz. cans of PLANTERS Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts. The “Best if Used By Date” is located on the bottom of the Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts can and the UPC code is located on the side of the can.


Product Description




Honey Roasted Peanuts


04 11 25


Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts



No other sizes, varieties, or other packaging configurations of PLANTERS brand products are included in this recall.

There have been no reports of illness related to this recall to date, and all retailers that received the affected product have been properly notified. This recall is being initiated with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

What to do

If a consumer has this product, they can discard the product or return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. If consumers have questions, they may contact Hormel Foods Customer Relations via email hereExternal Link Disclaimer, via chat at Link Disclaimer or at 1-800-523-4635, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time, excluding holidays.

"Our commitment to food safety remains our utmost priority. A full investigation is currently underway to determine the potential source of the contamination," the company said in a statement.

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