Sherman Produce Walnuts Recalled – Potential Contamination
Sherman Produce has voluntarily recalled bulk and packaged walnuts due to a possible contamination after a Federal Drug Administration sampling detected Listeria monocytogenes at the facility.
Consumers who are in possession of the walnuts should not eat them and should either dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
About the Walnut Recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the walnuts are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
In pregnant women, however, an infection has the potential to cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
Description of the Recalled Walnuts
- The recall includes 241 cases of bulk walnuts packaged in 25 pound bulk cardboard boxes.
- The products are sold in Schnucks brand 10 oz. trays with UPC: 00338390032 and best by dates between 03/15 and 04/15.
- The products were sold to retailers in Missouri and Illinois from March to May 2014.