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NOW Health Group Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Select Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™

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NOW Health Group Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Select Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
May 04, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
February 08, 2018
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
NOW Health Group, Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Ellyndale Nutty Infusion
Product Description:
Product Description
Cashew Butter

Company Announcement

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter – Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.

A limited quantity of Nutty Infusions were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide.

Recalled products include:

Item Number Description Lot Number Best By Date
E0540 Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter, 10 oz. plastic jars 2125155 2/19
E0541 Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Ginger Wasabi Cashew Flavor, 10 oz. plastic jars 2124118 3/19

No other Ellyndale® products are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Evidence of contamination was noted after a routine FDA inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and NOW continue to investigate the source of the problem.

NOW has provided information on this voluntary recall to all its retailers who purchased this product and has encouraged retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate the return of affected products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Nutty Infusions should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOODS (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.

Link to expanded recall.

  • Label – Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter Plain 10 oz.
  • Label – Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Cashew Butter Ginger Wasabi 10 oz.
  • Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter and Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Cashew Butter Ginger side by side image

Consumers

Customer Service
888-669-3663

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Alana Horinko
Alana.horinko@nowfoods.com
630-545-9098