Tropical Nut & Fruit Issues Recall of Walnut Products

Nationwide recall of walnut-containing products by Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC

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

A recall has been demanded on all walnut-containing products by Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC supplied by Atlas Walnuts, due to potential contamination after one customer reports a positive Salmonella test result.

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: 183100 Brand/label: Atlas
Products: Atlas Walnut Combination Halves & Pieces 25lb
Package/Size: Cardboard case 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184112376
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Stamped number on the bottom of the case that begins with a 76

Item Number: 858207 Brand/label: Tropical
Walnut Halves/Pcs Combination 12/6oz
Package/Size: Clear deli tray 6oz
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184514156
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

Item Number: 868201 Brand/label: Harris Teeter
Products: Walnut Halves & Pcs 2/6oz Acetate
Package/Size: Clear deli tray 6oz
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184512138
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

Item Number: 100710 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Mixed Nuts Deluxe Roasted Salted 25lb
Package/Size: Cardboard case 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184112086
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 32010 - 33610

Item Number: 101100 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Hi Energy Mix 25lb
Package/Size: Cardboard case 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184110143
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 32010 - 33610

Item Number: 850107 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Hi Energy 12/12oz Acetate Grocery
Package/Size: Clear deli tray 12oz
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184510547
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

Item Number: 100440 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: California Natural 25lb
Package/Size: Cardboard case 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184100441
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 32010 - 33610

Item Number: 102330 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Sienna Cream Crunch Natural 25lb
Package/Size: Sienna Cream Crunch Natural 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184110334
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 32010 - 33610

Item Number: 100450 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: California Mix T/A 25lb
Package/Size: 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184100458
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 32010 - 33610

Item Number: 851207 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: California Mix 12 CT Acetate Grocery
Package/Size: Clear deli tray 12oz
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184512275
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

Item Number: 100460 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Yogurt Ambrosia 25lb
Package/Size: Cardboard case 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184100465
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 32010 - 33610

Item Number: 102100 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Perfectly Fit 25lb
Package/Size: Cardboard case 25lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184021005
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 32010 - 33610

Item Number: 851041 Brand/label: Harris Teeter
Products: Perfectly Fit 12/11oz Acetate
Package/Size: Clear deli tray 11oz
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184510417
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

Item Number: 851047 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Perfectly Fit 12/11oz
Package/Size: Acetate Clear deli tray 11oz
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184021012
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

Item Number: 207170 Brand/label: Tropical
Products: California Mix Snack Bag 12/6oz
Package/Size: Cellophane bag 6oz
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184000741
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: Best Before 6-16-11 to 7-1-11

Item Number: 18300P Brand/label: Tropical
Products: Walnut Light Halves & Pieces 2/4.5lb
Package/Size: Clear plastic jug 4.5lb
UPC Code or Other Identifier: 094184100755
Julian Date Code or Best By Date Affected: 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. 

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Review Date: 
December 14, 2010