PLANTERS Just Recalled 2 Popular Products in 5 States

Updated: May 04, 2024

The peanuts were sold into two major grocery chains, according to an announcement published heading into the weekend.

Nuts are one of the most reliable high-protein snacks as well as one of the foods that may extend your lifespan—but Friday, May 3, the US Food and Drug Administration published an announcement that two varieties of PLANTERS peanuts were being recalled “because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”

Hormel is the company that owns PLANTERS and has issued a voluntary recall of “a limited number of two PLANTERS products” that reportedly were produced in April at a Hormel facility.

The two recalled PLANTERS products are the following:

  • PLANTERS Honey Roasted Peanuts 4-ounce packages
    • UPC: 2900002097
    • Best if used by date: 04/11/2025
  • PLANTERS Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts 8.75-ounce cans 
    • UPC: 2900001621
    • Best if used by date: 05APR26

The United States Food and Drug Administration states: “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.”

Friday’s announcement said there had been no reports of illness at the time of the announcement’s publication, and that all stores carrying the two PLANTERS products had been notified.

The FDA adds: “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.” Consulting with a licensed medical professional is likely also advisable.

The FDA explains symptoms of listeria infection can include “high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.” They emphasize that listeria infection can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women and possibly the most serious “and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

The recall announcement states: “No other sizes, varieties, or other packaging configurations of PLANTERS brand products are included in this recall.”

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