American Pecan Company recalls products over Salmonella contamination

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Pecan Pieces were recalled after Salmonella bacteria was found in the product.

The FDA alerts product liability attorneys- Pecan pieces were recalled after a threat of Salmonella contamination was found.

San Antonio, TX—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with American Pecan Company of Yancey, Texas, are recalling one-pound bags of Pecan Pieces in small, medium, and large bags. The recalled products are potentially contaminated with Salmonella, which cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, as reported by the FDA.

The recalled Pecans were sold to mail order customers in Texas, New York, and Massachusetts and to walk-up customers who purchased the products at their Yancey, Texas location. The Pecans were packaged in Ziploc-type bags with a “PECAN PIECES (Small, Medium, or Large) Ingredients: Shelled Pecans: Repacked by: American Pecan Co. P.O. Box 151 Yancey, TX. 78886 Net weight 1-Lb. (16 oz.) 454 g. Might contain Pecan shells…” label. There are no codes associated with the recalled products. So far there have been no reported illnesses associated with the nuts. The recall was prompted after a routine sampling conducted by the FDA, in which they found the finished product contained Salmonella. Until a investigation is completed on what caused the contamination, the American Pecan Company has stopped all production and distribution of the Pecans. Anyone who has purchased that recalled Pecan Pieces are asked to dispose of the products and contact Mr. Rey Elizondo at American Pecan Co. at 1-800-364-9053 for further instructions . Mr. Elizondo will only be available Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., CST.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.