A Rochester, NY establishment is currently recalling approximately 5,000 pounds of Turkish Pine Nuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen.
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What’s the problem?
October 25, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Wegmans Food Markets Turkish Pine Nuts have been linked to an outbreak of illness from Salmonella Enteritidis, an organism that can cause potentially life-threatening infections in young children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems. To date, this outbreak has sent at least two people to the hospital and sickened 40 others in five East Coast states and Arizona.
The pine nuts being recalled were imported from Turkey by Sunrise Commodities of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and were sold between July 1 and Oct. 18 at Wegmans Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has reported salmonella food poisoning illnesses linked to Wegmans Pine Nuts in the following states:
- New York (26)
- Pennsylvania (8)
- Virginia (4)
- New Jersey (2)
- Maryland (1)
- Arizona (1)
According to the CDC, people began getting sick on Aug. 20, and two patients were hospitalized in undisclosed locations. Some of the contaminated nuts were eaten as an ingredient in prepared foods, such as Caprese salad or asparagus with pine nuts. The median age of those who contracted salmonella poisoning is 43 years old. To date, there have been no deaths reported in connection with this outbreak.
Pine Nut Recall Update
April 20, 2015 – Superior Nut & Candy Co. of Chicago, IL., is recalling 4 oz. packages of pine nuts over potential salmonella contamination, the FDA warned today. Affected products are sold in store produce departments, and come in 4 oz. clear and tan colored packages. Click here to learn more.
Who can be infected by salmonella food poisoning?
Although almost anyone can contract a salmonella infection, the elderly, infants, and persons with impaired immune systems are at greatest risk for the illness. In these a-risk individuals, a relatively small number of salmonella bacteria can cause severe illness. According to the CDC, most of the deaths caused by Salmonella Enteritidis have occurred among people in nursing homes and hospitals.
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