November 17, 2010 – All shelled hazelnuts processed by Willamette Shelling from October 12, 2009 through November 25, 2009 have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The recalled hazelnuts were shelled in Oregon, and are sold in many states throughout the country. Some of the recalled shelled hazelnuts were sold in bulk, others were packaged. Some were in packages of mixed nuts and other mixed products, such as trail mix.
Willamette Shelling processed the recalled hazelnuts for other processors in Oregon and one in Canada. Those processors distributed the nuts under the brand names:
- Kunze Farms
- Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts
- Canadian Hazelnuts
- Firestone Farms
- Willamette Filbert Growers
- Meridian Organic Hazelnuts
- Mountain Man Fruit & Nut Company
- Burnt Ridge Orchards
- Market of Choice
- Whole Foods Market
- Harry and David
- Janzen Farms
Under those brand names, the nuts were packaged in 25 lb and 50 lb corrugated boxes. The boxes affected by the Willamette Shelling recall have lot code numbers 296091A, 299091A, 300091A, VH3696BO, and 310091A.
What are the signs & symptoms of Salmonella poisoning?
Symptoms may consist of some (not necessarily all) of the following, with onset approximately 12-72 hours after infection:
- Fever (usually present)
- Nausea (sometime accompanied by vomiting)
- Dehydration (especially in children and the elderly)
- Abdominal Pain and/or Cramping
Sickened by contaminated hazelnuts? You may have a case.
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Free Food Poisoning Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been seriously sickened after eating hazelnuts included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and our lawyers can help.