Hines Walnut Products Recalled for Salmonella
The Hines Nut Company has announced a voluntary recall of their WALNUT HALVES & PIECES product due to a potential health risk associated with salmonella.
About the WALNUT HALVES & PIECES Recall
According to the press release posted on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, the Hines Nut Company of Dallas, Texas has issued a recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989.
The product in question was packaged by the Hines Nut Company, and supplied by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, California. The company issued this voluntary recall after routine testing by an outside FDA contracted company revealed the presence of salmonella contamination in the product's packaging.
Hines Nut Company has not received any consumer complaints concerning illness associated with this product. The company urges consumers who purchased the product not to eat them and to contact the company at 1-800-561-6374 for a refund or further disposal information.
About Salmonella Infection
Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that can be serious and sometimes fatal in young children, elderly people, and those with weak immune systems.
Salmonella infection in healthy people usually causes fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. More severe salmonella infections – if it enters the bloodstream – could cause for prompt medical attention.
Typically, salmonella can enter the body through the consumption of contaminated food or water.
Hines WALNUT HALVES & PIECES Description
- Lot Number 6989 is printed on the label.
- 128 cases, containing 25 trays per carton were produced in this lot.
- The trays are made of black foam, and have a Green and Gold label.
- Each tray weighs approximately 16 ounces.
- The product packaging was printed with a Best Buy Date of December 28, 2015.
- The UPC number is 07826406516-5.
- The product was distributed via Randalls Food Stores in Texas.