OAKDALE -- Sconza Candy Co. has updated a previous recall involving some of its peanut products.
The company has corrected or added item code numbers for two of the previously announced seven products recalled because of the use of peanuts that potentially had been contaminated with salmonella.
The Sconza Natural Line chocolate peanuts item number has been corrected to 02820, and the Sconza Organic toffee cashews and peanuts line has added item number 08290.
In April, Sconza voluntarily recalled Alpine Trail Mix (item code 03930, 03925 and 00260), organic chocolate peanuts (item code 82310), organic toffee cashews and peanuts (item code 08090) and toffee cashews and peanuts (item code 72565) that were distributed Jan. 1, 2007, to Feb. 10, 2009.
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The products contain peanuts from the Plainview, Texas, plant of Peanut Corporation of America, which was the source of the nationwide peanut recall and salmonella outbreak during the winter.
The Food and Drug Administration posted the recall notice Friday.
The company called the recall a "precautionary measure" in its news release and noted that "no known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products."
Sconza Candy officials did not return calls Monday.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Other symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Sconza's voluntary recall involves products distributed nationally, many through vending machines. Organic chocolate peanuts and organic toffee cashews and peanuts are made in packaged and bulk forms.
Consumers who have bought these products should not eat them.
Refunds can be obtained at the retail establishment where the item was bought or by calling the number on the vending machine. Consumers with questions can call Sconza Candy at 845-3700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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