Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6908. The product was sold by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. These nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The product was packaged and distributed as follows:
HINES NUT BRAND
- Packed in black foam trays with a Green and Gold Label
- Weight of 12 or 16 ounces
- Packaged between November 25 and December 5, 2014
- Lot Number printed on label
- Distributed in Texas
- Best by dates from September 21, 2015 to October 1, 2015
HARRIS TEETER FARMERS MARKET BRAND
- Packed in black foam trays with a Red and Black label
- Weight of 10 ounces
- Packaged December 2, 2014
- Lot number printed on Nutrition Facts label on back of package
- Distributed to two distribution centers in North Carolina
- Best by date of September 28, 2015
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a package of the product.
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