Mojave Foods Corporation has recalled 60 packages of El Guapo Shelled Walnuts because it was advised by the supplier, Atlas Walnuts of Visalia, CA, that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The walnuts were distributed only in Southern California and sold in retail stores.
Mojave said that, to date, no illnesses have been associated with the walnuts.
The El Guapo Nuez Entera / Shelled Walnuts were sold in 1-ounce packages, UPC 4498933144, date code 5527. The code date is embossed on the front of the package under the El Guapo banner.
Consumers are urged to not consume the walnuts and to destroy them.
Contact the Mojave Customer Service number at 1-800-995-8906, Extension 114 for a replacement or reimbursement. Live assistance is available on the phone from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.
Earlier this week, Atlas Walnut Co. recalled walnut halves and pieces because a shipment sent to another manufacturer, Azar Nut Co., had tested positive for Salmonella.© Food Safety News