Health Department: More Than 10,000 Packages of 'Deep, Raw Cashew Pieces' Recalled

Health Department: More Than 10,000 Packages of ‘Deep, Raw Cashew Pieces’ Recalled

The Kane County Health Department is alerting residents that the Chetak New York LLC, firm of Edison, N.J., is recalling its 5,560 packages of 7-ounce, 3,840 packages of 14-ounce, and 1,920 packages of 28-ounce “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, but the products were distributed nationwide in retail stores from March 12, 2014, to Oct. 21, 2014. The product comes in a 7-ounce, 14-ounce and 28-ounce clear plastic package

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.

The recalled “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” marked with UPC number on the rear of the package:

  • UPC number for 7oz. is 011433133104
  • UPC number for 14oz. is 011433133111
  • UPC number for 28oz. is 011433133128
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing conducted by the FDA.
Consumers who have purchased packages of “Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-973-835-1906 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department press release