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Hines Nut Company Voluntary WALNUT HALVES AND PIECES Due to Possible Health Risk Recalls



Ms. Deborah Hines-Boultinghouse
Director of Food Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2015 – Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989.  The product was supplied by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility these nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those 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 product was packaged and distributed as follows:


  • 128 cases, 25 trays per carton, in black foam trays with a Green and Gold Label
  • Tray weight of 16 ounces
  • Packaged  March 3, 2015
  • Lot Number 6989 printed on label
  • Best Buy Date of 12.28.15
  • UPC 07826406516-5
  • Distributed in Texas via Randalls Food Stores

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a package of the product.

Hines Nut Company, Inc. has not received any complaints concerning illness on this lot number to date.  Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to contact Hines Nut Company for information regarding a full refund or for disposal information.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1 800-561-6374 for information regarding this recall. This toll-free number is operational Monday – Friday, 7 am to 4 pm CST.



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