United Natural Trading LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Walnuts
For Immediate Release
May 10, 2016
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United Natural Trading LLC, d/b/a Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of lots of conventional walnuts and walnut-containing products (see attachment for products and lot numbers) that were purchased from Gibson Farms and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible health risk fromListeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune symptoms. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The lot numbers are printed on the back of each retail bag. The walnut and walnut-containing products were shipped to retailers and distributors in limited quantities throughout the United States.
The recall was issued as a precaution because a single sample in a finished product yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is coordinating closely with regulatory officials and has contacted its customers to ensure that any remaining recalled products are removed.
No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other walnuts or products under the brands are being recalled.
Only the specific lot numbers and sell dates identified in the attachment are included in this recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these lot numbers should not consume it, but rather should discard it. Consumers should retain their store receipts, packaging reflecting lot numbers or any other proof of purchase they may have. Retailers and consumers with questions may call Melissa McCullough at Woodstock Farms Manufacturing customer service at 732-650-9905, which is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Monday – Friday.
Description Lot Number Best By Date UPC#
Nature’s Promise Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 12oz. 16082 Best By 9/17/16 8826706612
16099 Best By 9/17/16 8826706612
16117 Best By 9/17/16 8826706612
Woodstock Walnut Halves &Pieces Net Wt. 6oz. 16092 Best By 4/1/17 4256300860
16106 Best By 4/15/17 4256300860
Woodstock Cape Cod Cranberry Mix Net Wt. 10oz. 16079 Best By 9/17/16 4256300877
16091 Best By 9/17/16 4256300877
16098 Best By 9/17/16 4256300877
16126 Best By 11/30/16 4256300877
Market Basket Walnuts Raw Net Wt. 7oz. 16083 Best By 3/23/17 4970540809
16105 Best By 4/14/17 4970540809
Market Basket Cape Cod Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 10oz. 16106 Best By 9/17/16 4970540832
Woodfield Farms Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 2.5lbs. 16112 Best By 4/21/17 7523900194
Nature’s Promise Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 7oz. 16093 Best By 4/2/17 8826714404
16110 Best By 4/19/17 8826714404
* 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/ucm500345.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery