Wegmans Food Markets recalling 5,000 pounds of pine nuts sold in its stores, citing possible salmonella contamination; nuts, imported from Turkey, have been linked to 42 instances of illness
ROCHESTER, New York
October 27, 2011
– Wegmans Food Markets is recalling 5,000 pounds of pine nuts sold in the bulk foods department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland between July 1 and Oct. 18, citing possible salmonella contamination.
The upscale grocery store chain says the pine nuts, imported from Turkey by Sunrise Commodities of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., have been linked to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness from salmonella.
The recall only applies to Turkish pine nuts sold in bulk; the company called some customers who bought them.
The recall was initiated as a result of a multi-state outbreak investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says a total of 42 people have been sickened.
Wegmans has 79 supermarket stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
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