The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 11 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has a best-by date of Feb. 4, 2016 and a UPC code of 7695862059-1.
Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.
Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989. The product was supplied by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility 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
- 128 cases, 25 trays per carton, in black foam trays with a Green and Gold Label
- Tray weight of 16 ounces
- Packaged March 3, 2015
- Lot Number 6989 printed on label
- Best Buy Date of 12.28.15
- UPC 07826406516-5
Distributed in Texas via Randalls Food Stores