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Sincerely Nuts Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 2, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY –Sincerely Nuts Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling packages of Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces 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 affected Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces were distributed nationwide via online sales through the company’s website www.sincerelynuts.com from June 16, 2015 through August 10, 2015, and at www.amazon.com.
The recalled product was packed in clear, flexible plastic packages:
- Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole was sold in 1 lb., 2 lb. and 5 lb. packages bearing Lot Number T7R1A22045 and EXPIRES: 1/2016 stamped on the back label.
- Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces come in 2 lb. packages bearing EXPIRES: 11/2015 stamped on the back label (there is no lot code). New product will have a lot number.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall is a result of routine testing by a contracted private laboratory which revealed the presence of Salmonella in the 2 lb. packages of Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-272-8780, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, EST.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.