Pine nuts recalled over Salmonella concerns

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(April 28, 2015) – A company is recalling various packages of pine nuts because of the risk of Salmonella infection.

Waymouth Farms, Inc. in New Hope, Minn., distributed the product nationwide through stores and mail order outlets under the “Good Sense” brand.

Customers who purchased the recalled Pine Nuts should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Service at 800-527-0094 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

Routine FDA testing detected the presence of Salmonella in a 4 ounce package. The company suspended production of pine nuts while investigating the source of the possible contamination.

According to the FDA:

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the product.

Here are the products being recalled:

pine nut table

The 4 oz. bags above may have been sold as a floor display, UPC 30243 86683 with a date range of Sep 05, 2015 to Feb 04, 2016.

Product was also sold in a 5 lb. bulk box, UPC 30243 02860, from 06/04/14 to 03/26/15 using the following Julian Codes:

  • 1 155 14
  • 1 183 14
  • 1 210 14
  • 1 223 14
  • 1 239 14
  • 1 260 14
  • 1 281 14
  • 1 282 14
  • 1 317 14
  • 1 351 14
  • 1 020 15
  • 1 050 15
  • 1 085 15

This bulk product would have been sold from bulk self-service grocery bins.

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