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Safeway Recalls Three Peanut Butter Based Items

PLEASANTON, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan 19, 2009 Safeway has been notified by Ready Pac Produce Inc. and Orchard Valley Harvest that the following products manufactured for Safeway may contain peanut butter subject to the nationwide recall. Out of an abundance of caution, Safeway is removing these products from sale in its stores throughout the U.S.

Ready Pac Items:

  • Eating Right Kids Apples with Peanut Butter (6.75 oz 3 pack unit with a Use By Dates of 12/27/08 to 2/2/09 and UPC: 0-7983-70175-2.
  • Eating Right Kids Celery with Peanut Butter (6.75 oz 3 pack unit with Use By Dates of 12/27/09 to 2/2/09 and UPC: 0-79893-70172-1)
Orchard Valley Harvest Item:
  • Organic Bark Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream (Product Sold only in Safeway’s “Nut Hut” kiosks in various U.S. stores)
Customers should discard the specific products outlined above or return them to their local store for a full refund. Customers who have questions about this recall can contact Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY.

No illnesses have been reported.

No other Safeway products are currently subject to the recall. The company has removed any and all national brands previously identified in the peanut-based recall. Safeway will continue to follow FDA guidelines and, for the safety of customers, has removed other products from sale that contain peanut butter ingredients as directed by manufacturers and FDA.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at

Safeway continues to monitor the ongoing recall associated with peanut butter based products due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Several types of products including crackers, cookies and ice-cream have recently been recalled by manufacturers that use peanut butter and peanut paste as an ingredient. Consumers can also monitor the situation at the FDA website where additional information and a complete listing of products subject to the nationwide recalls linked to peanut butter is available.

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Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,738 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $42.3 billion in 2007. The company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SWY.