Salmonella Contamination Prompts Pine Nut Recall in 5 States

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Turkish Pine Nuts sold by Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., have been recalled due to a potential Salmonella contamination, according to recent news reports.

The Nuts were sold in the Bulk Foods department in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virgina Wegmans Stores. The pine nuts sold between July 1, 2011 and October 18, 2011.

The specific strain is Salmonella Enteritidis. Salmonella is a bacteria which can cause life-threatening illness in some people. Especially at risk are young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Symptoms of healthy people include diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Salmonella can sometimes access the bloodstreams and cause serious conditions like infected aneurysms, encarditis and arthritis. The symptoms will begin 12 to 72 hours after the contaminated food is consumed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducted the recall after investigating a Salmonella outbreak in several states.

If you are in possession of this product, discard the pine nuts and contact Wegmans for a refund.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, consumer health is something that I am very conscious of and I know that even with tough rules and regulations on manufacturers mistakes can still be made. I encourage anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of food poisoning to seek immediate medical attention. The product defect lawyer at our law firm sincerely hopes that no one has been sickened by consuming the recalled product.