Certain Planters Nuts Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

Certain Planters Nuts Recalled Due to Listeria Concerns

Certain Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts and Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts products are being recalled over possible Listeria contamination concerns.

The recall was announced by Hormel Foods Sales, which owns Planters, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday.

The recalled Planters nuts were shipped to Publix distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina, and to Dollar Tree distributors in South Carolina and Georgia. According to the company, no other Honey Roasted Peanuts or Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts are involved in the recall.

The affected products can be identified by their packaging. The recalled Honey Roasted Peanuts were sold in a 4-ounce package, and have a “Best If Used By” date of April 11, 2025 and the product code 2900002097. The Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts included in the recall were packaged in 8.75 oz. cans. They’re printed with a “Best If Used By” date of April 5, 2026, and the product code 2900001621.

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If someone has purchased one of the recalled Planters products, they can throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or refund. If customers have other questions, they can contact Hormel Foods Customer Relations via the company’s website or by calling 1-800-523-4635.

The recalled products were produced at one Hormel Foods Sales facility in April, and are possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These bacteria can, in some situations, cause serious or even fatal infections. 

So far, no illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection to this Planters recall. 

Hormel said the retailers who received the possibly-contaminated products “have been properly notified.” But it did not address whether the Planters nuts ever made it on to store shelves, or if they did, if all have since been removed.

A “full investigation” is ongoing, according to the FDA announcement, but it’s not yet clear where the Listeria contamination came from. 

Listeriosis, or a Listeria infection, is a foodborne illness that usually causes mild symptoms. The majority of people who get sick with the bacteria have symptoms—usually vomiting and diarrhea—that occur within a day of eating contaminated food. These intestinal issues usually last for one to three days.

However, some people can have more severe listeriosis cases—young children, elderly people, and immunocompromised people are at a higher risk.

Though Listeria infections usually affect the gut, the bacteria can sometimes travel to other parts of the body, which is a cause for concern. In these situations of “invasive illness,” people can develop bloodstream or brain infections, which often result in hospitalization and can sometimes cause death.

Listeria is also an issue for people who are pregnant. Invasive listeriosis is usually mild for the pregnant person, but it can be life-threatening for a fetus or newborn child.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) usually identifies several outbreaks of Listeria each year. As recently as late February, a Listeria outbreak in connection to dairy products sold at Trader Joe’s, Costco, and other retailers caused 26 illnesses, including two deaths.

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