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Recall on Cashews Sold at Walmart Due to Milk and Coconut Allergens

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A recall was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for cashews that are sold at Walmart and manufactured by John B. Sanfilippo & So (JBBS). The recall is for all Great Value Honey Roasted Cashews in the 8.25 oz cans with a blue wrap around the label and a best used by date of July 8, 2025 GH2.

The recall was due to customer complaints about some of the products being labeled as “Honey Roasted Cashews” when they actually contain coconut cashews. According to JBBS, the mislabeling occurred during the manufacturing process, and the recall was issued immediately to prevent injuries or death from “undeclared milk and coconut allergens.”

A warning by JBBS reads, “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product from the impacted best if used by date listed below.” As a result, the company is asking customers to throw the cashews out of return it to their local Walmart for a refund.

For those who have had reactions from a mislabeled Great Value Honey Roasted Cashews product, you are owed much more than a refund, which is where we can be of help. For information on how to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent manufacturer, contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Milk and Coconut Allergy Health Complications

The company mentioned “serious life-threatening allergic reactions” that may be caused by this product in their announcement concerning the recall. Below are some of the symptoms you are likely to experience from these cashews if you are allergic to coconut or milk:

  • Hives
  • Swelling in the face and other parts of the body
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Persistent cough or wheezing
  • Breathing problems
  • Anaphylaxis

Respiratory distress and anaphylaxis are the most dangerous symptoms of allergies from coconut and milk products. Also known as anaphylactic shock, this is a severe, potentially fatal reaction that can only be treated with an injection of epinephrine. So, if you or someone you know with a food allergy has chest pain, trouble breathing, or any other signs of anaphylaxis, call 911 immediately.

Am I Eligible for a Lawsuit against the Manufacturer?

Yes, you can sue for the harm you suffered from this product due to the manufacturer mislabeling these cashews as honey roasted when they actually contained coconut and milk allergens. This is a clear case of negligence by the manufacturer, though who you can sue is a complex matter. As we mentioned, the maker of the product is John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., but the cashews are sold exclusively at Walmart under the Great Value brand, which is Walmart’s corporate label. So both Walmart and JBBS may be responsible if it’s found that a Great Value product is unsafe.

Our product liability lawyers will investigate your case and determine exactly who is responsible for you or your loved one’s injuries. In some cases, you may have multiple entities that are liable for the same incident, and going after all the involved parties is essential to recovering maximum payment from a defective product lawsuit.

To learn more about the process of suing for injuries or death from cashews that were sold by Walmart, contact our office as soon as possible.

Can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit on this Case?

Yes, you can join a lawsuit with other consumers who were injured by or lost a loved one due to the allergens in this product, which they were unaware of due to the manufacturer’s error. Considering the popularity of the Great Value brand, there may be countless people who suffered health issues, including death, from exposure to these cashews. Simply contact our office to inquire about a class action claim, and we’ll take care of the rest. We have a team of lawyers with decades of experience in product recall lawsuits, so you can count on us to bring you maximum payment from a defective product injury case.

Average Value of a Recalled Product Accident Lawsuit

Lawsuits involving negligence by a product manufacturer can be worth between $5,000 and $2,000,000 or more, depending on details that are specific to each and every case. Generally, the injuries you’ve suffered play the biggest role in the amount of compensation for a product recall lawsuit. For those with severe, long-term complications, the average settlement may be around $150,000 to $1,000,000. If you are the spouse or relative of someone that died from a coconut or milk allergy, the settlement value of a wrongful death lawsuit will probably exceed $1,000,000. However, there are many factors that contribute to the settlement value of a product liability lawsuit, so please contact our law firm to learn how much you can potentially receive.

Settling My Case – How Long will It Take?

Manufacturer liability cases may be settled within the first few months, though many cases take at least 1 year. Thus, it’s hard to say how long these lawsuits take to settle on average, but we would say 6 to 24 months is good timeframe to keep in mind. It’s worth noting that class actions lawsuits can sometimes take 2 to 3 years, depending on how many people join the lawsuit and various complications that we can’t anticipate ahead of time. We typically reach a settlement directly with the defendant, so there’s only a slight chance that your case will go to trial. If that happens, it can take several years to obtain compensation from a manufacturer recall lawsuit, but again, most of these cases are settled out of court.

Recall on Cashews Sold at Walmart Due to Milk and Coconut Allergens lawsuit liability compensation lawyer attorney sue
How Much Time Do I have to File a Recalled Product Lawsuit?

For cases of injury caused by Great Value Honey Roasted Cashews sold at Walmart, you will need to file a lawsuit within 2 years of when you suffered an allergic reaction. If, on the other hand, you are seeking wrongful death compensation due to a family member’s death, the statute of limitations for a lawsuit is 2 years from the date of death. The timeline is the same, whether you are filing a class action lawsuit or a personal injury claim, so don’t delay in giving us a call and speaking to a product accident injury attorney.

Contact DTLA Law Group

Legal advice is the key to protecting your interests when you have been injured by someone else’s negligence. That’s why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have questions about suing Walmart or one of their manufacturers for a dangerous food product.

If you decide to file a claim, there’s no need to worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer, which is covered by the defendant as a part of your compensation award. And if we don’t win your case, we provide a Zero Fee Guarantee, so you won’t be responsible for any legal fees.

To explore your rights and legal options with a recalled product food allergy lawsuit lawyer, contact us today.

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