Cashews recalled; may contain glass shards

cashews wikimedia commons Cashews recalled; may contain glass shardsCustomer complaints of finding shards of glass in 8-ounce cans of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt has prompted the manufacturer to voluntarily recall two lots of the product.

The Food and Drug Administration reports that New Jersey-based Star Snacks Co. produced the cashews and distributed them to ALDI stores in Washington DC and 28 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The containers include the UPC code 041498179366 and a “Best by date 11/27/18 & 11/28/18,” which is printed on the bottom of the container.

The Star Snacks Co. website explains that it “has become one of the largest full line nut roasters, which specializes in Cashews, Peanuts and mixed nuts all varieties.” No other products it has produced have been affected by the recall. At this time, the company has not offered an explanation about how the glass shards were packaged with the cashews. The recall is not related to the separate cashew recall announced earlier this month.

The recalled cashews have been pulled from store shelves and there have been no injuries reported. However, customers who may have purchased any of the recalled products should not consume them. Customers should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Star Snacks at 201-882-4593 or, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST.

US Food and Drug Administration
Star Snacks Co.