Customer Updates

A Note to Our Customers About Harry & David’s Voluntary Peanut Butter Recall

October, 2012

To Our Valued Customers:

Harry & David cares about its customers and values your health and safety. Recently, our peanut butter supplier, Sunland, Inc., issued a series of recalls of its peanut butter products due to possible Salmonella contamination. As a result, we took the precautionary measure of issuing our own voluntary recall of the following products with "Best By" dates of 01MARCH11 through 24SEPT13:

  • 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter
  • 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Creamy Banana Peanut Spread
  • 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread
  • 12 oz. jars of Harry & David® Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread

We also voluntarily recalled the following multi-component food items which included the above-named peanut butters/spreads:

  • Harry & David® Apple Snack Box
  • Wolferman's® Bee Sweet Gift Basket
  • Wolferman's® Hearty Snack Gift Basket
  • Wolferman's® All-Day Assortment Gift Basket
  • Wolferman's® Father's Day Basket

The "Best By" date can be found on the upper part of the peanut butter/spread jar near the lid.

This voluntary recall was initiated by Harry and David, LLC, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), upon learning that Sunland, Inc. had recalled products, including the above-named Harry & David-brand products, manufactured between March 1, 2010 and Sept. 24, 2012, due to possible Salmonella contamination. Harry & David is one of a number of large retailers with products covered by the Sunland, Inc. recall who issued their own voluntary recall of affected products.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. Consumers who believe they have contracted a Salmonella infection should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with recalled product are urged not to eat the product and to dispose of it or return it to any Harry & David retail store for a full refund.

For questions about the recalled products, please call 877-455-0000.