Sid Wainer and Son Recalls Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk
Sid Wainer and Son
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 25, 2015 – New Bedford, MA – Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism 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 Salmonella often 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 is packaged in a plastic bag labeled as Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts, packaged in both a one pound and eight ounce size with Lot code 469566.
Raw Macadamia Nuts were distributed Nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Random third party testing found presence of Salmonella in the one pound package of Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts.
Consumers who have purchased 1 pound or 8 ounce packages of Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-423-8333 at extension 168 or 119 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
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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/ucm459887.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.629.7263.