Sometimes product recalls can become just plain nutty.
Today, Kraft Foods has announced a recall of 3,000 cases of Planters Cocktail Peanuts. The affected items were available in 12 ounce containers and had a UPC of 2900007212. The date on the bottom of the package should read January 9, 2014.
These items were available in retail outlets all across the country, as well as Puerto Rico. They were not sold in Canada.
The reason for the recall has to due with the peanuts’ exposure to water. Apparently, this water was not supposed to come into contact with food during the production process.
There’s no word on what an illness or exposure to this water would entail in terms of a negative reaction in the consumer. Kraft Foods has said that the recall is simply a precautionary measure, as they have not received any reports of illness in conjunction with this particular product.
Consumers are being advised to immediately discontinue consumption of the peanuts. Kraft has expressed that persons can bring them back for a complete refund at the place they were obtained. They may also trade it in for another product.
I’m glad as a Bakersfield personal injury attorney to see a company be proactive with a safety recall. The old adage is true: it’s better to be safe than sorry. This is a credo I like to spout whenever I get the chance as a personal injury lawyer in San Jose.