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Texas Pecan Company Voluntarily Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Products Containing Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Contact:
Consumer:
972-241-7878

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 9, 2015 – Dallas, TX – 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.

TABLE:

UPCPRODUCT NAMEPACK SIZEPACK DATE
031MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE16 OUNCE14320 THRU 14365
032MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE8 OUNCE14320 THRU 14365
033MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S)16 OUNCE14320 THRU 14365
034MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S)8 OUNCE14320 THRU 14365
321-54THE EXECUTIVE GIFT TIN1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN14320 THRU 14365
320-34JUNIOR EXECUTIVE TIN1 SECTION OF 3 POUND TIN14320 THRU 14365
337-56SWEET-N-SALTY TIN1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN14320 THRU 14365
14320 THRU 14365MINI SWEET-N-SALTY TIN1 SECTION OF 2 POUND TIN14320 THRU 14365
 

*NOTE: R/S means ROASTED AND SALTED

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, but we voluntarily ask that you discontinue use of the product, stated above, per date of this notification.

The potential for contamination was noted after some routine sampling tests by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in 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.

Consumers who have purchased 8 ounce and 16 ounce bags of Macadamia Nuts, Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 972-241-7878, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm central time.

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