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Walnut Recall Expanded Nationwide

Another company is recalling products containing walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts of Visalia, CA because they may contain Salmonella.

In a news release, Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC, said it was recalling all its products containing walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts and distributed nationwide to retail stores, manufacturers and other distributors.

Earlier this month, Mojave Foods Corporation recalled 60 packages of El Guapo Shelled Walnut, supplied by Atlas Walnuts and distributed only in retail stores in Southern California.

Atlas Walnuts said it recalled its product after one of it customers reported a positive result for Salmonella.  The company said it conducted additional Salmonella tests on the same product lot and those results were negative, according to an announcement Monday from Tropical Nut & Fruit.

Tropical Nut & Fruit said it had not received any complaints of illness associated with its products, which include mixed nuts, “hi energy” mix, and yogurt ambrosia in addition to walnut halves and pieces.  For the complete list and package information on the recalled products, see the news release at the Food and Drug Administration website.

Consumers who have the recalled products are advised to return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.  Questions may be phoned to 800-438-4470 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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