Eillien’s Candies Inc. announced today that it is recalling various sizes and brands of Walnut Pieces because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.  This recall is the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA in the retail marketplace, which revealed that a package of Walnut Pieces contained Salmonella.

Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY DATES at stores located in AR, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NY, NE, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, SD, UT, WA, WV, WI, WY should not consume this product. The BEST BY DATES can be found on the back of the bags.

Salmonella is 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.