Chetak New York of Edison, NJ, is recalling 5,560 packages of 7 oz., 3,840 packages of 14 oz., and 1,920 packages of 28 oz. “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” were distributed nationwide in retail stores from March 12, 2014, to Oct. 21, 2014. The product comes in 7-oz., 14-oz., and 28-oz. clear plastic packages marked with a UPC number on the rear of the package:

  • UPC number for 7 oz. is 011433133104
  • UPC number for 14 oz. is 011433133111
  • UPC number for 28 oz. is 011433133128

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing conducted by the Food and Drug Administration. Consumers who have purchased 7-oz., 14-oz., and 28-oz. packages of “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Salmonella 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 (which may be bloody), 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.