​Recall Of Cashews Following FDA Warning Of Glass Shards

Author: Jennifer HongBy:
Staff Reporter
Apr. 5, 2016

A recall of cashews for select products sold by Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. has been announced by the Food and Drug Administration due to the possible presence of small glass pieces. Customers who have purchased packs of Emerald 100 Calorie Pack Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces (7 packs) are urged to discard them.

The voluntary recall is nationwide, according to CNN. No injuries have been reported from the emerald brand cashews, according to Snyder’s-Lance and the FDA. The company issued a statement on the recall:

“We are recalling these products because they may contain small pieces of glass that could potentially cause injury. Although our investigation is ongoing, we believe the source of the glass to be the raw cashews received from one of our suppliers under a specific lot code. We are taking this action out of an abundance of caution after receiving a consumer complaint.”

Consumers who purchased the emerald brand cashews can receive a refund by contacting Consumer Affairs online or by calling 503-364-0399.

The recall of cashews is limited to the production codes listed below. To locate the production code on the carton or inner package, consumers should look next to the nutrition facts panel. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Emerald products are affected by this recall.

The recall of cashews and packages were sold nationwide in seven-pack boxes of 0.62 ounce roasted and salted cashew halves and pieces marked with best-if-used-by dates of December 12, 13, 18 and 21, 2016. The retail carton UPC is 0 10300 33324 1 and the inner package UPC code is 0 10300 33399 9.

New York-based Roland Foods issued an unrelated recall of fire roasted red pepper strips, also because of possible glass fragments, the company said in a statement. The cans are 5 pounds 8 ounces and have the UPC number 041224456280. They are in a carton with the UPC number 10041224456287 and were distributed throughout the United States and Canada.

The recall of the emerald brand cashews was announced following a consumer complaint and was announced “in cooperation with the manufacturer in Peru,” according to the company. “The recalling firm has notified the manufacturer of the findings in order to conduct an investigation as to what caused the problem,” the statement said.

Stores should discontinue selling the recalled items, and consumers who have them at home should contact the company or return them to the store where they purchased the item or items.

Emerald is one of several brands owned and manufactured by Snyder’s-Lance. The company said it is investigating the possible source for the recall of cashews. At least one customer has reported seeing the glass shards in the product.

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