For Immediate Release
May 10, 2016
United Natural Trading LLC, d/b/a Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of lots of conventional walnuts and walnut-containing products (see attachment for products and lot numbers) that were purchased from Gibson Farms and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The lot numbers are printed on the back of each retail bag. The walnut and walnut-containing products were shipped to retailers and distributors in limited quantities throughout the United States.
The recall was issued as a precaution because a single sample in a finished product yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is coordinating closely with regulatory officials and has contacted its customers to ensure that any remaining recalled products are removed.
No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other walnuts or products under the brands are being recalled.
Only the specific lot numbers and sell dates identified in the attachment are included in this recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these lot numbers should not consume it, but rather should discard it. Consumers should retain their store receipts, packaging reflecting lot numbers or any other proof of purchase they may have. Retailers and consumers with questions may call Melissa McCullough at Woodstock Farms Manufacturing customer service at 732-650-9905, which is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Monday - Friday.
|Description||Lot Number||Best By Date||UPC#|
|Nature’s Promise Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 12oz.||16082||Best By 9/17/16||8826706612|
|16099||Best By 9/17/16||8826706612|
|16117||Best By 9/17/16||8826706612|
|Woodstock Walnut Halves &Pieces Net Wt. 6oz.||16092||Best By 4/1/17||4256300860|
|16106||Best By 4/15/17||4256300860|
|Woodstock Cape Cod Cranberry Mix Net Wt. 10oz.||16079||Best By 9/17/16||4256300877|
|16091||Best By 9/17/16||4256300877|
|16098||Best By 9/17/16||4256300877|
|16126||Best By 11/30/16||4256300877|
|Market Basket Walnuts Raw Net Wt. 7oz.||16083||Best By 3/23/17||4970540809|
|16105||Best By 4/14/17||4970540809|
|Market Basket Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 10oz.||16106||Best By 9/17/16||4970540832|
|Woodfield Farms Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 2.5lbs.||16112||Best By 4/21/17||7523900194|
|Nature’s Promise Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 7oz.||16093||Best By 4/2/17||8826714404|
|16110||Best By 4/19/17||8826714404|