Walnut Recall in Southern California

Mojave Foods Corporation recalls shelled walnuts

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Batches of shelled walnuts distributed by Mojave Foods Corporation in southern California stores have been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination, according to a recent FDA alert.

Mojave Foods Corporation is initiating a recall of sixty (60) packages of El Guapo Shelled Walnuts 1 oz, date code 5527, manufactured with walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts, Visalia, California, because we were advised by the supplier that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 

“Consumption of products containing Salmonella 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.”

To date, no illnesses have been associated with this Mojave product. The recalled product was distributed only in southern California and sold in retail stores. The following product is being recalled.

El Guapo Nuez Entera / Shelled Walnuts sold in 1-ounce packages, UPC 4498933144, date code 5527. The code date is embossed on the front of the package under the El Guapo banner.

Consumers are urged to not consume the recalled product and to destroy it. Contact the Mojave Customer Service number at 1-800-995-8906, Extension 114 for a replacement or reimbursement. Live assistance is available on the phone from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. 

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Review Date: 
December 10, 2010
Last Updated:
August 20, 2012