Specialty Commodities Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew Allergen in Dry Roasted Almonds
packaging does not reveal the presence of cashews, a known allergen
Specialty Commodities (SCI) is recalling a specific lot of dry roasted almonds because they may contain undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the cashew-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of cashews. The recalled dry roasted almonds were distributed between December 22, 2016 and January 19, 2017 to three retail customers, one of whom redistributed them for sale in either bulk bins or clam shells to retail outlets in California, including Safeway and Nugget Markets.
Representatives of SCI are working with DSD Merchandisers, the distribution customer, and these outlets to ensure that the product is removed from all store shelves and returned.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue, to date.
The company says that subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary process irregularity that occurred at the third-party contract manufacturer that processed and packaged the almonds for SCI. Then, an inventory processing irregularity resulted in the almonds being forwarded to the impacted customers.
Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact SCI at (770) 752-8229.