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Nut Recalls unrelated to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks since 2004

mixed_nuts.jpgGiven my job, it is little wonder that I tend to focus on the problems with a product when it actually causes illnesses.  There are, however, times when looking at recalls can also make you aware of problems that seem to repeat themselves.

March 2011 – Skippy Peanut Butter: Salmonella

Unilever United States, Inc. today announced a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

December 2010 – Tropical Nut & Fruit: Salmonella

Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC, is voluntarily recalling all its products containing walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts, LLC after November 16, 2010 because they have the potential to contain Salmonella

August 2010 – AustiNuts: Salmonella

AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. is issuing this voluntary recall of pistachio kernel products due to a recall that was issued by its supplier California Delights, Inc. who issued a recall for two shipments of pistachio kernels received by AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. in July 2010 due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella

August 2010 – Aunt Patty’s: Salmonella

GloryBee Foods, Inc., of Eugene, Oregon is voluntarily recalling Aunt Patty’s brand 5 pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 lb. boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

January 2010 – Harris Teeter Farmers Market: Salmonella

Hines Nut Company has initiated a recall of 270 packages of Pine Nuts, packaged under the brand name Harris Teeter Farmers Market. The Pine Nuts were purchased from Red River Foods in Camarillo, CA, and have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

January 2010 – Parkers Farm: Listeria

Parkers Farm, Inc. of Coon Rapids, Minnesota today expanded the previously announced recall of products to include all date codes because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

December 2009 – Willamette Shelling: Salmonella

Willamette Shelling of Newberg, OR is recalling 114,350 lbs of Shelled Hazelnuts, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

July 2004 – Grist Mill: Salmonella

Grist Mill Company of Lakeville, MN, is voluntarily recalling Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Granola Bars and Muesli Cereals, sold under retailer brand names because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

  • Gabrielle Meunier

    Interesting. Seems like the nuts are all over the place in terms of contamination. I’d hate to have to swear off all nuts!!