April 28, 2015 — Due to possible Salmonella contamination, raw pine nuts have been recalled by two companies in the last two weeks.
No illnesses have been linked to either recall. In both cases, recalls were issued after products that were randomly sampled by the FDA tested positive for Salmonella.
Hannaford Pine Nut Recall
On April 20, Chicago-based Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. issued a recall for raw pine nuts supplied to Hannaford grocery stores.
Hannaford Pine Nuts were sold in 4-oz clear plastic tubs in the produce section of the store. They are marked with “best-by” dates ranging from October 22, 2015 through December 27, 2015.
Good Sense Pine Nut Recall
On April 27, another recall was issued by Waymouth Farms, Inc., of Hope, Minnesota.
The recall includes “Good Sense®”-brand pine nuts. They were sold nationwide in a variety of packages, including clear zipper bags (4-oz, 3-oz, and 15-oz) and plastic tubs (4-oz). The products had “best-by” dates between October 2015 and July 2016.
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Most healthy adults who are infected with Salmonella experience fever, diarrhea (may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain for up to one week. However, in some cases, Salmonella spreads beyond the gastrointestinal system and causes life-threatening invasive infections. According to the FDA:
“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.”
Do I have a Pine Nut Salmonella Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pine nut induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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