Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. has announced a voluntarily recall for its macadamia nuts and trail mix products as they may be contaminated with salmonella. The volume of products affected by the recent recall remains unclear.
Among the brands and product varieties affected by Texas Star Nut and Food Co.’s recent recall are 6 oz. packages of Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts with “Best By Dates” of 3/6/2016, 3/12/2016 and 7/14/2016 with lot codes 35897001, 36157001, 37777001. Moreover, the company is also recalling the 8 oz. packages of Southern Grove Simply Raw Trail Mix with “Best By Dates” of 3/13/2016, 6/26/2016, 7/15/2016, and 8/17/2016 with lot codes 36242004, 37534004, 37409004 and 38177004.
The problem was actually discovered during a routine, random sampling program that was conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when a lab contracted by the FDA had detected the presence of salmonella in a sample of Nature’s Eats Macadamia Nuts. Nonetheless, the company has said that so far, there have been no illnesses reported in relation to the company’s recalled macadamia nuts and trail mix products.
Salmonella is an organism that tends to cause serious infections among children, the elderly and anyone with weak immune systems. In some cases, they can also be fatal. Meanwhile, those with healthy bodies that have been affected by salmonella may experience various symptoms including fever, diarrhea (sometimes, bloody diarrhea), vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. Moreover, being infected by salmonella can also cause arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis if the said organism manages to enter one’s bloodstream.
The recalled products were actually distributed in various retail outlets in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. They were sold between June 20 and September 9. Customers are asked to stop consuming the recalled products immediately and to contact Texas Star Nut and Food Co. at 1-844-571-5555 for a refund or product replacement.