Company Announcement

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company's announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

United Natural Trading LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Walnuts

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2016



Melissa McCullough


Melissa McCullough


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.

DescriptionLot NumberBest By DateUPC#
Nature’s Promise Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 12oz.16082Best By 9/17/168826706612
16099Best By 9/17/168826706612
16117Best By 9/17/168826706612
Woodstock Walnut Halves &Pieces Net Wt. 6oz.16092Best By 4/1/174256300860
16106Best By 4/15/174256300860
Woodstock Cape Cod Cranberry Mix Net Wt. 10oz.16079Best By 9/17/164256300877
16091Best By 9/17/164256300877
16098Best By 9/17/164256300877
16126Best By 11/30/164256300877
Market Basket Walnuts Raw Net Wt. 7oz.16083Best By 3/23/174970540809
16105Best By 4/14/174970540809
Market Basket Cape Cod  Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 10oz.16106Best By 9/17/164970540832
Woodfield Farms Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 2.5lbs.16112Best By 4/21/177523900194
Nature’s Promise Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 7oz.16093Best By 4/2/178826714404
16110Best By 4/19/178826714404



Product Photos

  • Label, Market Basket Cape Cod  Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 10oz.
  • Label, Market Basket Walnuts Raw Net Wt. 7oz.
  • Label, Nature’s Promise Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 12oz.
  • Label, Nature’s Promise Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 7oz.
  • Label, Woodfield Farms Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 2.5lbs.
  • Label, Woodstock Cape Cod Cranberry Mix Net Wt. 10oz.
  • Label, Woodstock Walnut Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 6oz.

Page Last Updated: 05/10/2016
Note: If you need help accessing information in different file formats, see Instructions for Downloading Viewers and Players.
Language Assistance Available: Español | 繁體中文 | Tiếng Việt | 한국어 | Tagalog | Русский | العربية | Kreyòl Ayisyen | Français | Polski | Português | Italiano | Deutsch | 日本語 | فارسی | English