January 18, 2016 — Trader Joe’s grocery stores in 30 states have issued a recall for Raw Cashew Pieces due to possible Salmonella contamination.
No reports of food poisoning have been linked to the recall. The FDA announced the recall after routine testing detected Salmonella in one lot of the product.
The manufacturer is Heritage International (USA) Inc. of Compton, California. They were only sold at Trader Joe’s grocery stores. All remaining stock of the product has been pulled off store shelves. Trader Joe’s also suspended sales while investigating the problem.
The recalled products have a barcode number of 00505154, a “Best Before” code of 7.17.2016TF4, and were sold in 16-oz clear plastic bags that are not resealable.
According to the FDA, Salmonella infections can cause symptoms like fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Most healthy adults do not develop complications, but serious side effects do occur:
“In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”
Trader Joe’s Raw Cashew Pieces were sold only in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
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