Friday, January 16, 2009

Lance Sandwich Crackers NOT Impacted by Recent Peanut Butter Recall

(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to a growing number of consumer inquiries, Lance, Inc. released the following statement about its sandwich crackers containing peanut butter.

No Lance sandwich crackers containing peanut butter are affected by this week’s recent peanut butter recall. In fact, all Lance, Inc. information and recent testing reinforce that there is no concern with the quality or safety of peanut butter used in Lance sandwich crackers.

Based on this week’s news, the Food Safety Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture visited Lance’s Charlotte, N.C., bakery yesterday. After reviewing the Lance food safety programs and records specific to peanut butter, Lance was given a clean bill of health.

Lance manufactures 100% of the peanut butter used in its sandwich crackers and does not receive peanut butter from the supplier involved in the recall.

Lance enforces a very stringent food safety program with the raw ingredients and final product coming in and out of Lance facilities -- particularly with peanut butter. Lance regularly conducts extensive microbial testing of its peanut butter to ensure only high-quality, safe food ingredients are used.

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