Two Companies Recall Pine Nuts for Salmonella Risk

Two Companies Recall Pine Nuts for Salmonella RiskApril 28, 2015 — Since last week, two companies have recalled raw pine nuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

No reports of illness have been linked to either recall. Contamination was discovered during routine testing by the FDA.

The first recall was issued on April 20 by Chicago-based Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc.

The recall includes 4-oz clear plastic tubs of Pine Nuts that were sold nationwide in the produce section of Hannaford grocery stores. The recalled nuts have best-by dates ranging between October 22, 2015 and December 27, 2015.

The second recall for raw pine nuts was issued on April 27 by Minnesota-based Waymouth Farms, Inc.

The products were sold nationwide under the “Good Sense®” brand. The nuts were packaged in clear plastic tubs (4-oz) and zipper bags (4-oz, 3-oz, and 15-oz). They were marked with “best-by” dates ranging from October 2015 through July 2016, depending on the product.

Salmonella Food Poisoning

The FDA warns that Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially for people with vulnerable immune systems, young children, or older adults. In some cases, the infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal system and causes severe complications:

“Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.”

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