Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC Announces a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Walnut Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–December 13, 2010. Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC, is voluntarily recalling all its products containing walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts, LLC after November 16, 2010 because they have the potential to contain Salmonella. Salmonella is 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

The recalled products are sold in retail stores nationwide, distributed to manufacturers, and distributors.

Item Number

Brand/label 

Products 

Package/Size 

UPC Code or Other Identifier 

Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected

183100

Atlas

Atlas Walnut Combination Halves & Pieces 25lb

Cardboard case 25lb

094184112376

Stamped number on the bottom of the case that begins with a 76

858207

Tropical

Walnut Halves/Pcs Combination 12/6oz

Clear deli tray 6oz

094184514156

Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

868201

Harris Teeter

Walnut Halves & Pcs 2/6oz Acetate

Clear deli tray 6oz

094184512138

Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

100710

Tropical

Mixed Nuts Deluxe Roasted Salted 25lb

Cardboard case 25lb

094184112086

32010 – 33610

101100

Tropical

Hi Energy Mix 25lb

Cardboard case 25lb

094184110143

32010 – 33610

850107

Tropical

Hi Energy 12/12oz Acetate Grocery

Clear deli tray 12oz

094184510547

Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

100440

Tropical

California Natural 25lb

Cardboard case 25lb

094184100441

32010 – 33610

102330

Tropical

Sienna Cream Crunch Natural 25lb

Sienna Cream Crunch Natural 25lb

094184110334

32010 – 33610

100450

Tropical

California Mix T/A 25lb

25lb

094184100458

32010 – 33610

851207

Tropical

California Mix 12 CT Acetate Grocery

Clear deli tray 12oz

094184512275

Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

100460

Tropical

Yogurt Ambrosia 25lb

Cardboard case 25lb

094184100465

32010 – 33610

102100

Tropical

Perfectly Fit 25lb

Cardboard case 25lb

094184021005

32010 – 33610

851041

Harris Teeter

Perfectly Fit 12/11oz Acetate

Clear deli tray 11oz

094184510417

Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

851047

Tropical

Perfectly Fit 12/11oz Acetate

Clear deli tray 11oz

094184021012

Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

207170

Tropical

California Mix Snack Bag 12/6oz

Cellophane bag 6oz

094184000741

Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

18300P

Tropical

Walnut Light Halves & Pieces 2/4.5lb

Clear plastic jug 4.5lb

094184100755

32010 – 33610

This recall covers only the above listed products that contain walnuts. No other Tropical Nut & Fruit products are affected by this recall. The voluntary recall was initiated when Atlas Walnuts, LLC recalled their product after they received a report from one of their customers indicating a positive result for Salmonella. Atlas conducted additional Salmonella tests on the same product lot and those results were negative.

Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC has not received any consumer illness complaints associated with its products. However, it is taking precautionary steps, including removing the impacted products from retail store shelves and the entire distribution system. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions may call 800-438-4470 EST 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Source: fda.gov