Hampton Farms Recalling Ava's Brand Organic Cashews Due to Potential Listeria
Equipment used by a supplier to product an ingredient was contaminated
A possible listeria contamination has prompted Hampton Farms to recall fewer than 225 eight-ounce tubs of Ava's brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted.
A supplier found that a piece of its equipment that was used to produce a Hampton's ingredient was contaminated with the dangerous bacterium.
The only items affected are the Ava's brand eight-ounce Organic Roasted Salted Cashews with UPC 8-10111-01035-1, best-by date 4/28/18, and lot number 11817-L2.
All distributors and retailers affected by this recall have been notified and are removing the item from their shelves. Fewer than 225 units were offered for sale.
Listeria can cause serious—even fatal—infections in young children, the frail and/or elderly, and those with weak immune systems. Though healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, pregnant women may experience miscarriage or stillbirth.
Consumers should not consume these items but should take them back to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. The public health authorities have received no reports of confirmed illness in connection with this incident.
For more information, consumers can contact Hampton Farms at (413) 732-4193.