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Hines Nut Company of Dallas, TX, is recalling walnut halves and pieces due to the possibility that these products may be contaminated with salmonella.

Free Hines Walnut Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating walnut products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

Which Products are Affected by the Recall?

HINES NUT BRAND

  • 128 cases, 25 trays per carton, in black foam trays with a Green and Gold Label
  • Tray weight 16 oz.
  • Packaged 3/3/15
  • Lot Number 6989 (printed on label)
  • Best Buy Date: 12/28/15
  • UPC# 07826406516-5
  • Distributed in Texas via Randalls Food Stores

Why was the Recall Issued?

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by a company contracted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) identified the presence of salmonella in Hines Nut Company walnut halves and pieces. Consumers who have purchased affected products should not eat them, and contact Hines for a refund and disposal information. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

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Have you or a loved one suffered food poisoning from consuming contaminated food or beverages?

Salmonella Poisoning (Salmonellosis)

Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) is a foodborne illness caused by infection with salmonella bacteria. Most infections are spread through consumption of contaminated food. The illness affects the intestines and causes vomiting, fever, cramping and diarrhea, which usually clear up within one week without medical treatment.

Cold Soak Lowers Salmonella Risk in Tree Nuts: Study

Soaking walnuts and other tree nuts in cold water, rather than the more common practice of soaking at ambient temperature, lowers the risk of salmonella growth on the foods, according to a May 2021 study published in Food Protection Trends [1.].

Making “sprouted” foods involves soaking nuts and other raw ingredients in water overnight, typically at room temperature. Soaking softens the hulls and leads to swelling that activates enzymes and reduces anti-nutrients, which are plant compounds that reduce the body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients.

Following soaking, the ingredients are dried at low temperature and low humidity to maintain their “raw” label, then packaged as either single-ingredient snacks, incorporated into a complex snack, or pureed into nut or seed butters for fermented non-dairy “cheeses.”

The study demonstrates the risk of “sprouting” practices and presents practical strategies to improve safety of these raw foods.

“If this soaking phase happens at ambient temperature, then there is a significant food safety problem,” said Joy Waite-Cusic, associate professor of food safety systems in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “This study provides regulators with clear guidance on the risks associated with this new category of ‘sprouted’ products.”

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Do I Have a Hines Walnut Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in walnut recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Hines Nut Company Walnut Recall Lawsuit Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been sickened after eating walnuts, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a food poisoning lawsuit and our lawyers can help.

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