No illnesses have been reported, but Trader Joe’s has pulled all lots of the product off shelves and suspended sales while investigating the source of the contamination.
The recall involves cashews that were sold in 16-oz non-resealable plastic bags with a “Best Before” code of 7.17.2016TF4 and a barcode number of 00505154.
The manufacturer, Heritage International (USA) Inc. of Compton, California, announced the recall after Salmonella was discovered during routine testing by the FDA.
The cashews were sold at Trader Joe’s grocery stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
According to the FDA, Salmonella infections can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Infections can lead to severe complications, especially among children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems:
“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.”
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