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Texas Pecan Company Voluntarily Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Products Containing Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination
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.
|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|
*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.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.