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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
February 24, 1999

PRODUCT
Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Hazelnut Butter, Peanut Butter,
Tahini, Roasted and Raw Nuts as follows:
a)  The following NUT BUTTERS:
Almond Butter, Smooth and Crunchy varieties, sold under the
following labels and sizes:
     "Once Again Nut Butter", 9 oz. and 16 oz. glass, 9 lb. and
     35 lb. bulk pails
     "Tree of Life", 16 oz. glass
     "Nature Food Centres", 16 oz. glass
     "Whole Foods", 16 oz. glass
     "Bread & Circus", 16 oz. glass
     "Woodstock", 16 oz. glass
Cashew Butter, smooth variety, sold under the following labels
and sizes:
     "Once Again Nut Butter", 9 oz. and 16 oz. glass, 9 lb. and
      35 lb. bulk pails
     "Tree of Life", 16 oz. glass
     "Woodstock", 16 oz. glass
     "Nature Food Centres", 16 oz. glass
     "Whole Foods", 16 oz. glass
     "Bread & Circus", 16 oz. glass
Hazelnut Butter, smooth variety, sold under the following label
and sizes:
     "Once Again Nut Butter", 9 oz. and 16 oz. glass, 9 lb. bulk
     pails
Peanut Butter, smooth and crunchy, and ALL varieties including
unblanched, organic, salted, unsalted, low sodium, no sodium,
under the following labels and sizes:
     "Once Again Nut Butter", 16 oz., 500 g, and  255 g glass, 9
     lb. and 35 lb. bulk pails.  Some product with dual
     declaration and one  label with Japanese labeling.
     "Bread & Circus", 16 oz. glass
     "Woodstock", 16 oz. glass and 35 lb. pails
     "Tree of Life", 16 oz. glass
     "Whole Foods", 16 oz. glass  
Tahini, regular and organic varieties, under the following
labels and sizes:
     "Once Again Nut Butter", 16 oz. glass and 9 lb. and 35 lb.
     bulk pails
     "Whole Foods", 16 oz. glass
     "Bread & Circus", 16 oz. glass
     "Nature Food Centres", 16 oz. glass
     "Woodstock", 16 oz. glass
     "Tree of Life", 16 oz. glass
b)  The following roasted and raw nuts, sold under the "Once
Again Nut Butter" label, in 10 lb. and 25 lb.  boxes.  Valencia
Peanuts and Organic Cashews are also sold in one pound bags.
     Almonds
     Cashews 
     Peanuts (blanched)
     Peanuts (Spanish)
     Peanuts (organic Valencia)
     Sesame seeds (organic).  Recall #F-188/198-9.

CODE
All lots without the corrective sticker ingredient declaration statement "MAY CONTAIN TRACE AMOUNTS OF OTHER NUTS, PEANUTS, AND SEEDS".

MANUFACTURER
Once Again Nut Butter, Inc., Nunda, New York.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by press releases December 12, 1998, and December 13, 1998, followed by letter dated December 21, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide, Canada, Japan.

QUANTITY
Estimated quantities of each nut butter shipped:
     Almond - 400,000 lbs.
     Cashews - 135,000 lbs.
     Hazelnut - 8,375 lbs.
     Peanut Butter - 540,000 lbs.
     Sesame (Tahini) - 319,000 lbs.
Estimated quantities of roasted and raw nuts and seeds shipped:
     Cashews - 19,600 lbs.
     Almonds - 8,800 lbs.
     Peanuts (blanched, Spanish and organic Valencia) - 17,520
     lbs
     Sesame Seeds - 5,400 lbs.

REASON
The products may be contaminated with peanuts or tree nuts or residues of peanuts or tree nuts which are not declared on the products' labels.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.