March 23, 2009 in City

Yoke’s recalling bulk Spanish peanuts

By The Spokesman-Review
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Call Yoke’s at (509) 921-2292.

Yoke’s Fresh Markets is recalling raw Spanish peanuts that the grocery chain sold in bulk from July 18, 2008 to March 16, 2009 because of potential Salmonella contamination.

Peanuts were distributed to four Yoke’s stores, including Mead, North Foothills, East Sprague and Sandpoint. Only the East Sprague and Sandpoint stores had the peanuts on the shelves at the time of the recall notification.

There have been no illnesses linked to the peanuts sold by Yoke’s, according to the grocer.

Customers who purchased the raw Spanish peanuts may return them for a refund.

Salmonella often causes fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting among otherwise healthy people.

In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonella can cause serious illness. In some cases infection can be fatal.

The national peanut and peanut product recalls are the largest food safety recalls ever undertaken, underscoring the ubiquity of the peanut in products ranging from protein bars to dog food.

For more information, call Yoke’s at (509) 921-2292.

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