Texas Star Nut and Food Co. Inc. is recalling Nature’s Eats, Natural Macadamia Nuts 6 oz. and Southern Grove, Simply Raw Trail Mix 8 oz. with the following lot codes because of a possible health risk:
|BRAND||PRODUCT||SIZE||LOT CODES||BEST BY DATES|
|Nature’s Eats||Natural Macadamia Nuts||6 oz||35897001 36157001 37777001||3/6/2016 3/12/2016 7/14/2016|
|Southern Grove||Simply Raw Trail Mix||8 oz||36242004 37534004 37409004 38177004||3/13/2016 6/26/2016 7/15/2016 8/17/2016|
The above products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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 (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. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product to date. These products were distributed to retail locations in Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. The products were sold between 6/20/2015 and 9/9/2015. This notification is intended to inform consumers that may still have any of the above listed products in their possession. The recall was as the result of a routine, random sampling program conducted by a FDA- contracted lab, which revealed that the Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nut product contained Salmonella. The company has ceased the distribution of this specific lot of macadamia nuts from the supplier.
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