Salmonella Found in Hazelnuts

Whole Foods, Kunze Farms, Willamette Filbert Growers, Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts, Harry and David, and Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. are recalling hazelnuts due to salmonella.

Kunze Farms of Dayton, Oregon is recalling 32,950 lbs. of hazelnut kernels due to potential contamination by Salmonella, an organism that 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), endocarditic and arthritis.
 
Hazelnut kernels were distributed to several different processors and wholesaler’s in the following areas:  Dayton, Ore.; Milton-Freewater, Ore.; Hauppauge, NY; Mesa, Ariz.; Cottonwood, Ariz.; Seattle, Wash.; Ogden, Utah; San Antonio, Texas.; and Parker, Colo.
 
The product was packed in 25 lb. cartons, under our the product brand name of Kunze Farms, ‘Select Shelled Hazelnuts’ Dayton, Oregon, with the code numbers 289091A or 299091A.
 
No illnesses have been reported to date.
 
The recall came as a result of a routine FDA product sampling at the company that processes the hazelnuts for Kunze Farms.  The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation into the cause of the problem.
 
Consumers who have purchased the select-shelled hazelnuts packed by Kunze Farms in Dayton, Oregon, are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Kurt Kunze at (503) 864-2102, Monday – Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. TIME ZONE?

This recall notice taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm194867.htm




Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts
of Eugene, OR, is recalling 6,712.5 lbs. of raw and dry roasted hazelnut kernels due to potential contamination by Salmonella, an organism that 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.
 
After product sampling, Salmonella was found on one production lot at Willamette Shelling, of Newberg, Ore., the facility where Evonuk Oregon Hazelnut’s hazelnuts kernels were shelled. Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts has decided to recall all raw and dry roasted hazelnut kernels delivered or shipped by Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts from November 2, 2009 through December 4, 2009.
 
Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts brand raw hazelnut kernels and dry roasted hazelnut kernels subject to recall include:
 
Raw hazelnut kernels packed in 25 Lb. corrugated boxes with lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.
 
Dry roasted hazelnut kernels packed in 25 lb. corrugated boxes with lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.
 
8 ounce, 2.5 lb., and 5 pound packages of raw hazelnut kernels in clear plastic packages, bearing no lot code. Shipped in corrugated boxes with lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.
 
4 ounce, 8 ounce, 2.5 pound, and 5 pound packages of dry roasted, salt free, hazelnut kernels in clear plastic packages, bearing no lot code. Shipped in corrugated boxes with lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.
 
These raw and dry roasted products were distributed in retail and wholesale stores, restaurants and bakeries in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and New Jersey. No illnesses have been reported to date.
 
Consumers who bought the recalled raw and dry roasted hazelnut products are urged to return the product to their place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Shannon Evonuk at (541) 998-1848, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST.
 
This recall notice taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm195017.htm



Harry and David
is voluntarily recalling raw, shelled hazelnut kernels due to concerns of potential Salmonella contamination. The hazelnuts were sold only in the Harry & David Country Village store located in Medford, Ore. The hazelnuts were supplied by Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts. Salmonella is an organism that 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 Harry & David Country Village store removed all the raw, shelled hazelnuts supplied by Evonuk from sale on December 17, 2009. This was done in response to a recall issued on December 17, 2009, by Willamette Sheller, Inc., the company that processed the hazelnuts for Evonuk.
 
The hazelnuts affected by this recall were sold as Filbert (hazelnut) kernels in bulk bin #10077 only at the Harry & David Country Village store, Medford, Ore., prior to December 18, 2009.
 
No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the hazelnuts.
 
Consumers who have purchased any of the bulk hazelnuts from the Harry & David Country Village store are encouraged to return them to the store for a full refund.
 
This recall notice taken from: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm195026.htm


 
Whole Foods Market is recalling organic raw hazelnuts, also known as filberts, which were sold in bulk in its stores in California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The company also recalled:
 
Non-organic dry roasted hazelnuts (filberts) sold in bulk through its stores in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
 
Non-organic raw hazelnuts (filberts) sold in bulk through its stores in Oregon and Washington.
 
No illnesses have been reported, according to the company. For more information, consumers can call 512-542-0656.

 


 
Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. is recalling certain products containing shelled hazelnuts (filberts). Certain lot codes and sizes of these products have been recalled: Filberts, Natural Mixed Nuts, Fancy Mixed Nuts, Choice Mixed Nuts, Dry Roasted Mixed Nuts, Sweet Simplicity Trial Mix, Mountain Jubilee Trail Mix, Cinnamon Almond Appleanche Trail Mix and Fancy Mixed Nut Gift Packs.
 
The recalled products were sold online as well as in the Midwest and Western states through Mountain Man distributors and retail stores. Products sold in Oregon are not affected. The company said it has not received any reports of illnesses. For more information, consumers can call 800-225-0045 or visit the Web site http://mtnman.com/frontend/.

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