Many people assume that if a food recall is a few months old, it no longer applies. However, this is not always the case. Often, foods that have been recalled have “best by” dates that are months or even years into the future. The Flannerys Almonds recall was first put into effect in October of 2012, but still continues to be a concern.
Consumers could have foods in their pantries that are a part of the recalls, and the foods could accidentally be left on the shelves. Because of this, consumers should pay attention to any recalls, and not just the newest ones.
In this case, the product being recalled is the packaged Flannerys Own Almonds sold in two different sizes: 500 grams and 1 kilogram. The packages include a zip-lock seal on them. These almonds include a best before date that can fall anytime between February 7, 2013 and May 10, 2013. The almonds have been sold in specific locations: Flannerys Natural Supermarkets. There are a total of ten of these supermarkets located in the Southeast area of Queensland.
The recall itself was put into place because some of the products of this type are contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella food poisoning can have serious side effects, and consumers who think they are sick should immediately seek medical attention. They should not continue to eat the almonds. Symptoms of salmonella include:
- Abdominal cramping
The symptoms may clear up on their own, but can be much more serious for the elderly and for young children. Additionally, those who have an autoimmune disorder could suffer from severe effects of the condition.
If you have any of the almonds that have been recalled, then you should return them to the store for a refund. You can get more information about the recall if you would like by emailing email@example.com.