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Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC Announces a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Walnut Products Because of Possible Health Risk


Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 10, 2010 - Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC, is voluntarily recalling all its products containing walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts, LLC after November 16, 2010 because they have the potential to contain Salmonella. Salmonella is 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

The recalled products are sold in retail stores nationwide, distributed to manufacturers, and distributors.


Item NumberBrand/labelProductsPackage/SizeUPC Code or Other IdentifierJulian Date Code or Best By Date Affected
183100AtlasAtlas Walnut Combination Halves & Pieces 25lbCardboard case 25lb094184112376Stamped number on the bottom of the case that begins with a 76
858207TropicalWalnut Halves/Pcs Combination 12/6ozClear deli tray 6oz094184514156Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11
868201Harris TeeterWalnut Halves & Pcs 2/6oz AcetateClear deli tray 6oz094184512138Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11
100710TropicalMixed Nuts Deluxe Roasted Salted 25lbCardboard case 25lb09418411208632010 - 33610
101100TropicalHi Energy Mix 25lbCardboard case 25lb09418411014332010 - 33610
850107TropicalHi Energy 12/12oz Acetate GroceryClear deli tray 12oz094184510547Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11
100440TropicalCalifornia Natural 25lbCardboard case 25lb09418410044132010 - 33610
102330TropicalSienna Cream Crunch Natural 25lbSienna Cream Crunch Natural 25lb09418411033432010 - 33610
100450TropicalCalifornia Mix T/A 25lb25lb09418410045832010 - 33610
851207TropicalCalifornia Mix 12 CT Acetate GroceryClear deli tray 12oz094184512275Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11
100460TropicalYogurt Ambrosia 25lbCardboard case 25lb09418410046532010 - 33610
102100TropicalPerfectly Fit 25lbCardboard case 25lb09418402100532010 - 33610
851041Harris TeeterPerfectly Fit 12/11oz AcetateClear deli tray 11oz094184510417Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11
851047TropicalPerfectly Fit 12/11oz AcetateClear deli tray 11oz094184021012Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11
207170TropicalCalifornia Mix Snack Bag 12/6ozCellophane bag 6oz094184000741Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11
18300PTropicalWalnut Light Halves & Pieces 2/4.5lbClear plastic jug 4.5lb09418410075532010 - 33610


This recall covers only the above listed products that contain walnuts. No other Tropical Nut & Fruit products are affected by this recall. The voluntary recall was initiated when Atlas Walnuts, LLC recalled their product after they received a report from one of their customers indicating a positive result for Salmonella. Atlas conducted additional Salmonella tests on the same product lot and those results were negative.

Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. However, it is taking precautionary steps, including removing the impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may call 800-438-4470 EST 8:00AM to 5:00PM.



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