Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling the items stated below; (refer to Table in Paragraph 3), because they 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The recalled packaged Macadamia Nuts and Gift Tins: The Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty were distributed nationwide in our retail store and through mail orders.
The product comes in an 8 ounce and 16 ounce, clear plastic bags and in our gift tins identified by the name of The Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-n-Salty, sold in the months of November and December 2014, with a pack date of 14320 through 14365, located on the bottom left hand corner of the label.
|UPC||PRODUCT NAME||PACK SIZE||PACK DATE|
|031||MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE||16 OUNCE||14320 THRU 14365|
|032||MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE||8 OUNCE||14320 THRU 14365|
|033||MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S)||16 OUNCE||14320 THRU 14365|
|034||MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S)||8 OUNCE||14320 THRU 14365|
|321-54||THE EXECUTIVE GIFT TIN||1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN||14320 THRU 14365|
|320-34||JUNIOR EXECUTIVE TIN||1 SECTION OF 3 POUND TIN||14320 THRU 14365|
|337-56||SWEET-N-SALTY TIN||1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN||14320 THRU 14365|
|14320 THRU 14365||MINI SWEET-N-SALTY TIN||1 SECTION OF 2 POUND TIN||14320 THRU 14365|
The potential for contamination was noted after some routine sampling tests by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonellain the Macadamia Nuts received from our supplier in November and December 2014.
Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and our supplier continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.