Two recalls have been announced by the Food and Drug Administration after some nuts have been found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The nuts being recalled are Korger’s Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts as well as Ava’s Organic Cashews Roasted and Salted.
These two brands are unrelated, but seem to have been carrying the same contaminate.
If pregnant women, new born children, the elderly or the frail contract listeria, they can suffer from serious complications to their health, that in extreme cases can also lead to death. All others who contract listeria will only suffer from short term symptoms, according to the CDC.
In so far, there have been no illness related to the consumption of these two products. Anyone who purchased the product will be entitled to a full refund or replacement.
The states that are affected by the sale of this nut brand are New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
Macadamia nuts affected by the recall have a UPC code of 11110-02478 and a sell-by date of May 2, 2018, and they come in 12-ounce packages. According to the FDA, they were sold in Kroger, Gerbes, Backers and Dillons stores in Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Kansas, Northern Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska. The company hadn’t received any reports of illness as of Wednesday morning, but it advised anyone who bought the product to return it to their place of purchase for a full refund or replacement. The recalled Ava’s Brand cashews were sold in 8-ounce tubs and distributed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, according to the FDA. Their UPC code is 8-10111-01035-1, and they have a best-by date of April 28, 2018 and were sold in lot No. 11817-L2. Ava’s also hadn’t received any illness reports as of Wednesday morning, according to the FDA. Food inspectors traced the contamination to manufacturing equipment used on one of the product’s ingredients, the company said, and although test results indicated the cashews were not exposed to Listeria monocytogenes, Ava’s recalled the products out of an abundance of caution. Customers who purchased the affected Ava’s product can also return it to their place of purchase for a full refund.