Listeria positive prompts walnut recall - The Packer

Listeria positive prompts walnut recall

05/22/2014 11:33:00 AM
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Courtesy FDASherman Produce is recalling walnuts, some of which are packaged under the Schnucks brand, because of possible listeria contamination.A St. Louis company is recalling bulk boxes of walnuts and Schnucks branded 10-ounce packages of walnuts because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

A sample collected by the Food and Drug Administration at the Sherman Produce facility in St. Louis returned a positive test result for listeria monocytogenes, according to the recall notice on the FDA’s website. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the walnuts.

As of May 22, the phone number for Sherman Produce was being answered with a recording stating the number was “temporarily unavailable.” Sherman Produce sold the walnuts to retailers in Missouri and Illinois from March through May, according to the recall notice.

The recall covers a total of 241 cases, which includes all of the walnuts processed at the facility “during the same timeframe as the product found positive” according to the recall notice.

The recalled walnuts have best by dates of March and April 2015. The Schnucks branded, 10-ounce trays have a Universal Product Code of 00338390032.

Schnucks produce departments sold 1,331 of the tray packages between March 22 and May 1, according to a notice on the retailer’s website.

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