Hampton Farms is expanding its voluntary recall to include Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews and Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds distributed only in New Jersey. This is the result of a recall expansion from Hampton Farms’ supplier, Hudson Valley Foods, Inc. of Highland, NY advising Hampton Farms that ingredients sold to the company have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to public health authorities to date. Although test results of ingredients on hand at Hampton Farms were negative for Listeria, Hampton Farms is recalling this item out of an abundance of caution.
All affected distributors and retail customers have been notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves. Combined, fewer than 650 units of Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews and Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds products were offered for retail sale in New Jersey.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
This announcement applies only to the Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews and Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds product listed below and does not include any other items or the same item outside of this lot code:
Ava’s 8 oz. Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews
Lot# 11817 Exp 4/28/18
Lot# 12617 Exp 5/1/18
Lot#15917 Exp 6/5/18
Ava’s 8 oz. Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds
Lot#10217 Exp 4/10/18
No other Ava’s branded products or any other products produced by Hampton Farms are included within this recall. This recall expansion is being undertaken with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“We deeply regret this situation and have employed our established recall plan to immediately remove the product from distribution. Nothing is more important than providing safe and wholesome, quality products,” said Dallas Barnes, President of Hampton Farms.
Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hampton Farms Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm (EST) at 413-732-4193, press 0.