• Cashews Recalled Due to Salmonella
  • December 18, 2014 | Author: Seth A. Katz
  • Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
  • A New Jersey food manufacturer Chetak New York LLC is recalling thousands of various size packages of its Deep Raw Cashew Pieces because of possible Salmonella contamination, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration press release.

    The specific recalled units are:

    • 1,920 packages of 28 ounce cashews, UPC 011433133128

    • 3,840 packages of 14 ounce cashews, UPC 011433133111

    • 5,560 packages of 7 ounce cashews, UPC 011433133104

    The affected products were distributed nationwide between March 12 and Oct. 21. The possible contamination came to Chetak's attention through routine testing by the FDA.

    Salmonella a serious issue
    No illnesses have been reported, but Salmonella can be fatal. Salmonella is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the U.S. In people with healthy immune systems, it causes fever, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain for four to seven days, but does not necessarily need medical intervention, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For people with weakened immune systems due to age or health issues, Salmonella often requires medical attention. Without intervention, the infection can be fatal.