September 9, 2009: Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Are Focus of Possible Contamination

Kilwin’s Quality Confections Inc. of Petoskey, Mich., is recalling all seven-ounce packages of chocolate-covered peanuts and bulk chocolate-covered peanuts sold in its stores before April 1.

The recalled peanuts were sold at Kilwin’s stores in Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Rhode Island, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may include chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

If you or a family member has suffered from Salmonella food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on free case evaluation, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

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