Trader Joe's recalls possibly salmonella-contaminated cashews

Trader Joe’s issued a recall Sunday for bags of raw cashew pieces over concerns of salmonella contamination.

The recall affects cashews sold in 16 ounce non-resealable bags with the barcode number 00505154 and the best before date of 07.17.2016TF4.

Good news for California customers is that the nuts were only sold in stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.

No illnesses have been reported.

The grocery giant reports that it has removed all  affected packages from it’s store shelves and that sales have been suspended while they investigate the situation.

They also urge customers to discard the product or to return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

The nut recall is the store’s second in recent history. In March 2015, Trader Joe’s recalled its raw walnuts due to possible salmonella contamination.

Symptoms of salmonella can occur from 12 to 72 hours after infection and include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

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