Texas Pecan Company Voluntarily Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Products Containing Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Texas Pecan Company Voluntarily Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Products Containing Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Texas Pecan Company Voluntarily Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Products Containing Macadamia Nuts Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination
Contact:
Consumer:
972-241-7878
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 9, 2015 – Dallas, TX – Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, Texas, is voluntarily recalling the items stated below; (refer to Table in Paragraph 3), because they have the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella, 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 recalled packaged Macadamia Nuts and Gift Tins: The Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty were distributed nationwide in our retail store and through mail orders.
The product comes in an 8 ounce and 16 ounce, clear plastic bags and in our gift tins identified by the name of The Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-n-Salty, sold in the months of November and December 2014, with a pack date of 14320 through 14365, located on the bottom left hand corner of the label.
TABLE:
UPC PRODUCT NAME PACK SIZE PACK DATE
031 MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE 16 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
032 MACADAMIA, RAW WHOLE 8 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
033 MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S) 16 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
034 MACADAMIA, WHOLE *(R/S) 8 OUNCE 14320 THRU 14365
321-54 THE EXECUTIVE GIFT TIN 1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
320-34 JUNIOR EXECUTIVE TIN 1 SECTION OF 3 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
337-56 SWEET-N-SALTY TIN 1 SECTION OF 5 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365
14320 THRU 14365 MINI SWEET-N-SALTY TIN 1 SECTION OF 2 POUND TIN 14320 THRU 14365

*NOTE: R/S means ROASTED AND SALTED
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, but we voluntarily ask that you discontinue use of the product, stated above, per date of this notification.
The potential for contamination was noted after some routine sampling tests by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonellain the Macadamia Nuts received from our supplier in November and December 2014.
Production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and our supplier continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 8 ounce and 16 ounce bags of Macadamia Nuts, Executive, Junior Executive, Sweet-N-Salty and Mini Sweet-N-Salty are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 972-241-7878, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm central time.
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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/ucm442042.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.