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Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. Expands Its Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Macadamia Nut Products Due to Recall Notification from their Supplier of Possible Salmonella Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2015 – Boerne, Texas – Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. of Boerne, Texas is expanding its March 20, 2015 recall to now include the macadamia nut products and lot codes listed below:
|BRAND||PRODUCT||SIZE AND PACKAGE||LOT CODES|
|Nature's Eats||Mustang Island Macadamia Sunrise||14 oz - Cello Bag||35337001|
|Nature's Eats||Natural Macadamia Nuts||6 oz - Cello Bag||31133001|
|Central Market||Natural Macadamia Nuts||6 oz - Cello Bag||35090001|
These 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product to date.
These products were distributed to HEB Grocery Stores in Texas. The products were sold between 12/15/2014 and 3/20/2015, however, based on a proactive approach on the original recall, all products, including the lot codes listed in this expanded recall, were previously pulled from all retail locations as of 3/20/2015. This notification is intended to inform consumers that may still have any of the above listed products in their possession.
Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. of Boerne, Texas is voluntarily recalling the above listed Lot Codes, based on recall notification from their Supplier.
The company has ceased the distribution of this specific lot of macadamia nuts from the supplier as the FDA continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed lot codes are urged to not eat or discontinue consuming the affected product and contact the company at 1-844-571-5555 for refund or product replacement information from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday, Central Standard Time.