FDA Alert: Pine Nuts recalled over possible Salmonella contamination

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Hines Nut Company recalls Pine Nuts due to health risk.

FDA alerts product liability attorneys- Pine nuts were recalled after a possibility of Salmonella contamination was discovered.

Dallas, TX—Nearly 270 packages of Harris Teeter Farmers Market Pine Nuts have been recalled by the Hines Nut Company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/ after discovering that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected Pine Nuts were purchased from Red River Foods in Camarillo, CA, as reported by the FDA.

The recalled nuts were sold in 8 oz foam trays that were wrapped in cellophane and have the UPC code of 0 72036 88121 0. The recalled product was only sold at Harris Teeter Markets in North Carolina. If you have purchased the Pine Nuts between December 30, 2009 and January 14, 2010, you are advised to contact the Hines Nut Company to learn how to return the product for a refund. At this time there have been no complaints or reported illnesses concerning the recalled product. Consumers with questions may contact Hines Nut Company at 214-939-0253 (M-F, 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT).

According to the FDA, “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.”

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