Important update on Peanut Situation

Unilever’s response to the Peanut Corporation of America recalls of products and ingredients processed in PCA's Blakely, Georgia, and Plainview, Texas, facilities.

Skippy peanut butter is not affected by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) recalls.

Specifically, neither Skippy brand peanut butter nor any of the ingredients contained in the peanut butter are sourced from PCA.

Slim-Fast ® is recalling three Slim-Fast bar products because they may contain peanuts that are being recalled by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). The PCA recall was ordered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on February 12, 2009, as a result of unsanitary conditions at the PCA Plainview, Texas, facility, which could have compromised the peanuts.

The announcement to this product recall has been updated to:

  • Correct one UPC code involving the 6-bar version of Slim-Fast optima® caramel crispy peanut MEAL on-the-go® bars;
  • Add another UPC for the same product in the 12-bar box size; and
  • Add a UPC code for the same product sold in individual bars.

Products recalled include :

Product Name and Description:Slim-Fast optima® caramel crispy peanut MEAL on-the-go® bars – sold in paperboard boxes, 12 and 6 bars per box, 1.97 oz. (56 g) each with various best-if-used by dates. The UPC codes are located on the top of the 12-bar box and bottom of the 6-bar box; the individually wrapped bar UPC label is located next to “Nutrition Facts” on the back of the bar.

Product sold in 12 bars per box: (discontinued in September 2008):

UPC: 0834613690 – (12 bars per box)

UPC: 0834603690 – INDIVIDUAL BAR

Product sold in 6 bars per box:

UPC: 0834603790 – (6 bars per box:this UPC code is corrected from the February 13, 2009 announcement)

UPC: 0834603690 – INDIVIDUAL BAR

Slim-Fast MEAL OPTIONS® Breakfast & Lunch Bars – Dutch Chocolate flavor – sold in paperboard boxes, 8 bars per box, 1.2 oz. (34 g) each with various best-if-used by dates. The UPC code is located on the bottom of the box, and the UPC is 0834601520.

Slim-Fast MEAL OPTIONS® Breakfast & Lunch Bars – Peanut Butter flavor – sold in paperboard boxes, 8 bars per box, 1.2 oz. (34 g) each with various best-if-used by dates. The UPC code is located on the bottom of the box and the UPC is 0834601522.

Consumers who have any of the three affected Slim-Fast bar products are asked to discard them and call 1-877-270-7393, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM EST.

No other Slim-Fast products – shakes or bars – are affected by the PCA recall.

One packaged retail ice cream product, Breyers Tin Roof Sundae in two varieties is being recalled because it may contain peanuts that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanuts were sourced from PCA in Georgia. The varieties being recalled are Breyers Tin Roof Sundae – “Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl & Chocolate Covered Peanuts” and Breyers Tin Roof Sundae – “Light Vanilla Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl with Chocolatey Coated Peanuts.”The product code number for the Breyers Tin Roof Sundae products, located on the side of the package under the bar code, is 77567 26462.

Consumers who have the Breyers Tin Roof Sundae product are asked to discard it and call 1-877-270-7392, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

No other retail ice cream packaged Unilever products, including Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike, Popsicle – and other varieties of Breyers – are affected by the PCA recall.

In addition, no other retail packaged Unilever products are affected by this recall.

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