Three different companies recalled their walnut products during the month of May because the products have the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers are cautioned that they should not eat the recalled walnuts.
The following information regarding the recalls was reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
• Sun Tree LLC Recalls 12oz Packaged California Grown Shelled Walnuts.
On May 23, 2014, Sun Tree recalled 46 cases of 24 count 12 oz produce bags of California Grown Shelled Walnuts, Lot No. 42720 with a best by date of 12/11/2014, and UPC code, 69887507806, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled walnuts were sold to retailers in Kansas City KS in March of 2014.
• Belleville Farmer’s Market Recalls Shelled Walnuts
On May 23, 2014, Belleville Farmer’s Market of Belleville, Illinois recalled packages of it Shelled Walnuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled walnuts come in an 8 oz, clear plastic package marked with a Farmer’s Market label indicating pack dates from March 2014 through May 2014.
The recalled Shelled Walnuts were distributed in the compnay’s Belleville retail stores.
• Sherman Produce Recalls Bulk and Packaged Walnuts
On May 21, 2014, Sherman Produce, of St. Louis, Illinois, recalled walnuts comprising of 241 cases of bulk walnuts packaged in 25 lb bulk cardboard boxes and Schnucks brand 10 oz trays with UPC 00338390032 with best by dates 03/15 and 04/15 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products were sold to retailers in Missouri and Illinois from March through May of 2014.