Planters Nuts Products Sold at Publix and Dollar Tree Recalled for Possible Listeria Risk

Five states are impacted by this recall.

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Anyone who has recently purchased PLANTERS® nuts at Publix or Dollar Tree should check their cabinets. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced a recall on May 3, 2024, explaining that PLANTERS® Honey Roasted Peanuts and PLANTERS® Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

What Products Were Recalled?

The recalled nuts were produced in April and sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina Publix grocers, and Dollar Tree distribution warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia.

The recall is for 4-ounce packages of PLANTERS® Honey Roasted Peanuts and 8.75-ounce cans of PLANTERS® Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts. These items are labeled with the UPCs 2900002097 and 2900001621, which can be found on the side of the cans. Be sure to also check the “Best if Used By Date” located on the bottom. These two recalled items will have the date “04 11 25” and “05APR26.”

No other varieties are included at this time and no illnesses have been reported from this recall so far.

What Is Listeria?

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterial infection caused by eating contaminated food. Typically, symptoms can include severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

However, young children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems can have more serious infections, which can even be fatal. Listeria infection can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, according to the FDA.

What Should You Do if You Have These Recalled Items?

If you bought one of these recalled products, discard it immediately or bring it back to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

You can contact Hormel Foods Customer Relations directly for more information through email, or call 1-800-523-4635 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT, excluding holidays.

Related: What to Do If You Have Recalled Food In Your Kitchen

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