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Texas Star Nut and Food Co. Inc. Natural Macadamia Nuts Are Being Voluntarily Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 20, 2015 — Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. of Boerne, Texas is voluntarily recalling Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, Lot Code #31435001, because it has 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.
Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, Lot Code #31435001 was distributed only to HEB stores, in Texas. The product was sold between 12/30/2014 and 3/20/2015.
Product: Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts 6 oz. is Lot Code # 31435001 packed in cello bags.
Specific Code Date on Packages: Best Before 12/23/2015 located on the bottom of the nutritional label on the back of the bag. The only potential affected lot code is #31435001.
The recall was initiated as a result of a report received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which detected Salmonella in a random sampling of our Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nut product. The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.
No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product at this time.
The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, Lot Code #31435001 are urged to not eat or discontinue consuming the affected product and return the product to HEB for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-571-5555 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.