Wal-Mart announced Tuesday that it is discontinuing its Tiger Nut store, which sold nuts from China that are imported from Australia.
The company announced that it will close the stores on March 1 and that customers can no longer buy Tiger Nut walnuts from its website.
“We have received reports of the sale of Tiger Nut nuts from Australia and the Philippines, which are in the counterfeit and unapproved categories, and the importation of these nuts has been prohibited,” Wal-mart said in a statement.
Wal-marts’ announcement follows a report that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had detected counterfeit tiger nuts from Asia, including a product called Tiger Nut Walnut Walnut Master.
Tiger Nut is an imported product that Wal-Marts sells at its stores.
Walmart is not the only retailer to face the risk of counterfeit Tiger Nut products.
Last month, an Australian company, Wal-Stores, reported that it had found a counterfeit Tiger nut, and in August, a Mexican company said it had identified counterfeit Tiger nuts that it was selling to customers in the United States.