Harry and David, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling around 2130 boxes of their 4.oz Harry and David Giant Cashews because because they may contain mixed nuts. Consumers who have an allergy to these nuts (peanuts, almonds, pecans and/or Brazil nuts) may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Harry and David is recalling all 4 oz. boxes of Giant Cashews with lot codes 2507 MSL 15:00 through 2507 MSL 18:00 and a use by date of 6/28/08. The lot code and use by date are ink jetted on the bottom of the box. Affected boxes also can be recognized by the price sticker on the bottom, or lower portion of the back, of the box. The price sticker states “Nuts Mixed Nuts Box 4oz”. These products are packaged in 4 oz. paperboard boxes with bags of metalized film containing nuts inside. The boxes are olive green with a pale green design in the background.
The recalled product was sold nationwide in Harry and David Stores beginning November 16, 2007. So far the company has not received any reports of illness.
The problem happened when there was a product changeover. When the cashews were being packaged, some of the mixed nuts, which were packaged right before the cashews, got mixed in with the product.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.