Imperial Snack Foods Ltd. has recalled a batch of its own brand of Brazil nuts, according to a Food Alert issued today by the UK Food Standards Agency. The company issued its recall after Salmonella was found in the nuts.
Imperial Snack Foods has described the recalled product as follows:
Imperial Brazil nuts, 200g package: Best before 17 November 2009, Batch code 8320 K
Even a few Salmonella organisms may cause infection and gastrointestinal illness in some cases. Under no circumstances should anyone eat these nuts. If you – or family members – have consumed the recalled item and begin to experience symptoms of Salmonella gastroenteritis, please seek medical attention.
Consumers should return these nuts to the store for a full refund.