Aurora Products, Inc. Announces Voluntarily Recall of Aurora Natural Brand and Certain Private Label Branded Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk

Aurora Products, Inc. Announces Voluntarily Recall of Aurora Natural Brand and Certain Private Label Branded Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk

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Aurora Products, Inc. Announces Voluntarily Recall of Aurora Natural Brand and Certain Private Label Branded Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk
Contact:
Consumer:
800-898-1048
E–Mail: [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 15, 2015 — Orange, CT — Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall ofRAW MACADAMIA NUTS packaged under the Aurora brand label and various Store brand labels. Products are being recalled because they have the potential to contain Salmonella which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonellaoften experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. 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.
The product being recalled was distributed to retail stores in: CT, DC, DE, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, WV.
The affected product listed below was produced by Aurora Products, Inc. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one retail container of Raw Macadamia product.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Aurora is communicating with stores that have received the affected products. Stores are being instructed to cease distribution of this product and to remove it from the store shelves.
Consumers that have the product listed below are urged to not eat it and destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase. Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.
AURORA BRANDED PRODUCT
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15
PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCT
Private Label Products That Use Store Branded Labeling Include: Belmont Market, Citarella, Ernest & Klein, Gourmet Garage, Harvest Co – Op Market, Le District, Lees, Palmers Market, Walter Stewart, Whole Food Market and Wild By Nature.
Belmont Market Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 12/12/15 – 12/26/15
Citarella Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 1 – 50209 – 12050 – 1 12/30/15
Ernest Klein Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 12/26/15 – 1/8/16
Gourmet Garage Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 7 – 90845 – 05025 – 3 12/17/15 – 12/30/15
Harvest Co – Op Market Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 1/9/16
Le District Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 12/19/15
Lees Market Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 12/12/15
Palmers Market Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 1/8/16
Walter Stewart Market Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 12/11/15
Whole Foods Market Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 00083 – 0 12/10/15 – 1/6/16
Wild By Nature Brand Products
AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 – 55852 – 70083 – 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15

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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm447111.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.