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Peanut Butter Recall; Due to Salmonella Outbreak; Recommend notification to Wal Mart, and Target and Super Target stores that may carry these products via phone, fax or e-mail.

From the information provided by FDA, the product being recalled was distributed in the State of Indiana. The recalled Sam’s Choice cookie item was sold at Wal Mart stores, and two flavors of Archer Farms cookies are sold at Target and Super Target stores nationwide.  Please notify this office at 317-233-7360 if any recalled product is found.
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Brent and Sam’s Announces Nation Wide Recall of Two Varieties of Archer Farms Brand Cookies and One Variety of Sam’s Choice Brand Cookies

Media Contact:
Heather Woolford
Office: 410-234-2519/Cell: 410-375-2334

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- North Little Rock, AR. – January 23, 2009 -- North Little Rock-based Brent and Sam's announced today a voluntary recall of two flavors of Archer Farms cookies one flavor of Sam’s Choice Cookies as a precautionary measure due to the recall expansion of Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, Georgia facility, which is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning the recent salmonella outbreak.

The recalled Archer Farms cookie items contain peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America. There are no reported illnesses associated with these cookie items, which are sold at Target and Super Target stores nationwide. Included in the recall are:

Archer Farms Brand Milk Chocolate Monster Chewy Soft Baked Cookies
8.6oz, UPC 85239 09156
Recalled date codes include: 26Jan2009A, 31Jan2009A, 09Feb2009B, 09Feb2009A, 14Feb2009B2, 17Feb2009B2, 08Mar2009B2, 15Mar2009B2, 21Mar2009A2, 12Apr2009A2, 21Apr2009A2, 16May2009B2, 23May2009A2, 31May2009B2

Archer Farms Brand Double peanut Butter Chewy Soft Baked Cookies
8.6oz, UPC code 85239 09811
Recalled date codes include: 01Feb2009, 07Feb2009A, 14Feb2009B2, 17Feb2009B2, 16Mar2009A2, 22Mar2009A2, 12Apr2009A2, Apr 18 2009, 06May2009B2, 19May2009B2, 25May2009A2, 02Jun2009A2, 13Jun2009B2

No other Archer Farms cookie items are included in the recall.

Consumers are advised not to consume these items and may return the items to Target for a refund or they may call target Guest Relations at 1-800-316-6151.
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The recalled Sam’s Choice cookie item contains peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America.  There are no reported illnesses associated with this cookie item, which was sold at Wal Mart stores nationwide.  Included in the recall is:

Sam’s Choice Brand Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, codes:  A517Jan09, A5Jan242009

Consumers are advised not to consume this item and may return the item to Wal Mart for a refund or they may call Wal Mart Customer Relations at 1-800-925-6278.

This item was discontinued by Wal Mart in August 2008.  This recall is being undertaken in an abundance of caution.
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Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, fail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and 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.

The safety and quality of Brent and Sam's products are of utmost importance to the company. As a result, Brent and Sam's is destroying its remaining supply of product received from Peanut Corp. of America and has discontinued using them as a supplier.

Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Phil Brooks at 704-554-5548.