Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. Expands Its Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Macadamia Nut Products Due to Recall Notification from their Supplier of Possible Salmonella Contamination

Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. Expands Its Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Macadamia Nut Products Due to Recall Notification from their Supplier of Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. Expands Its Voluntary Recall to Include Additional Macadamia Nut Products Due to Recall Notification from their Supplier of Possible Salmonella Contamination
Contact:
Consumer:
1-844-571-5555

Media:
Pam Ritz
512-658-9940
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 7, 2015 – Boerne, Texas – Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. of Boerne, Texas is expanding its March 20, 2015 recall to now include the macadamia nut products and lot codes listed below:
BRAND PRODUCT SIZE AND PACKAGE LOT CODES
Nature’s Eats Mustang Island Macadamia Sunrise 14 oz – Cello Bag 35337001
35168001
35542001
Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts 6 oz – Cello Bag 31133001
31435001
35014001
35352001
Central Market Natural Macadamia Nuts 6 oz – Cello Bag 35090001
35699001

These products have 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.
No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product to date.
These products were distributed to HEB Grocery Stores in Texas. The products were sold between 12/15/2014 and 3/20/2015, however, based on a proactive approach on the original recall, all products, including the lot codes listed in this expanded recall, were previously pulled from all retail locations as of 3/20/2015. This notification is intended to inform consumers that may still have any of the above listed products in their possession.
Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. of Boerne, Texas is voluntarily recalling the above listed Lot Codes, based on recall notification from their Supplier.
The company has ceased the distribution of this specific lot of macadamia nuts from the supplier as the FDA continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed lot codes are urged to not eat or discontinue consuming the affected product and contact the company at 1-844-571-5555 for refund or product replacement information from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday, Central Standard 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/ucm441686.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.