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Waymouth Farms, Inc. Recalls Raw Pine Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2015 – New Hope, MN – Waymouth Farms, Inc. of New Hope, MN is recalling RAW PINE NUTS in various sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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.
The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and mail order under the Good Sense® brand. A list of packaging sizes, UPC codes and expiration dates is found below:
|Packaging/Size||UPC||"Freshest if Used By" Date or Range|
|4 oz. clear plastic tub||30243 50799||10-24-15 – 11/15/15|
11/27/15 – 01/14/16
02/6/16 – 07/21/16
|4 oz. zipper bag||30243 86680||07/28/15 – 04/08/16|
|3 oz. zipper bag||30243 86681||09/29/15 – 04/02/16|
|15 oz. zipper bag||30243 86687||07/17/15 AND 10/22/15|
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:
This bulk product would have been sold from bulk self-service grocery bins.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 4 ounce package.
Production of the Pine Nuts has been suspended while Waymouth Farms, Inc. continues their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Customers who have purchased any packages of Pine Nuts are urged to 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, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST].
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.