Illinois firm Recalls Packages of Fisher brand Nuts over possible Salmonella contamination

Illinois firm Recalls Packages of Fisher brand Nuts over possible Salmonella con

A company in Illinois announced to recall some packages of Fisher brand nuts. According to the company, it has recalled the packages over possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is Gram-negative bacteria that usually caused by eating raw or undercooked meat.

According to reports, the affected products are 8-oz plastic bags of Fisher Chopped Walnuts and plastic bags of Fisher Pecan Cookie Pieces. These products have been sold on online stores or at store in nine states the United States. These states are: Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.

The company said that the packages have recalled over Salmonella contamination. Salmonella bacteria can cause serious illness in young and elderly people. Adding to that people with compromised immune system could experience serious illness due to Salmonella bacteria. Common symptoms are diarrhea, fever, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. In some rare cases, the bacteria can be fatal.

The manufacturer of those products, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., said that it has issued the voluntary recall to make sure people do not consume those products. According to the company, it has not received any complaint or reports of illness in connection with the products, but still it does not want to take any chance.

People who want a complete list of the recalled item and their code numbers with best by dates can check it on the website of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the manufacturer, people who have purchased the products should not consume them and should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

The recall includes items with 'Best by Dates' of October 31, 2015, November 1, 2015, and November 3, 2015.