July 20, 2018

Ava’s Organic Cashews Recalled for Possible Listeria

Hampton Farms is voluntarily recalling some of their Ava’s brand Organic Cashews¬†Roasted & Salted because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date in connection with this problem.

The recalled product is Ava’s brand Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted in 8 ounce tubs with UPC number 8-10111-01035-1. The Best By date is 4/28/18, and the lot number is 11817-L2. They were distributed in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut at the retail level. Fewer than 225 units were offered for sale.

Sampling on a different item from another company had positive Listeria results. Then, a  contaminated piece of equipment was used to process the ingredient Hampton Farms received. Test result of their cashews were negative for Listeria, but they are recalling the item out of an abundance of caution.

If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package, or take it back to the store where you bought it for a refund.

Clean out your pantry, or wherever you stored this item, with a mild bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria. And if you ate this product, watch yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. Those symptoms can include severe headache, high fever, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning can cause miscarriages and stillbirth among pregnant women.

Ava's Organic Cashews Listeria Recall


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