Food Lion and Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago, Ill., today announced the recall of pine nuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. These Pine nuts were also sold at other grocery stores.
The 4-ounce packages of pines nuts are sold in store produce departments with a clear package front and tan-colored label on the back. The back label lists Pine Nuts as the only ingredient and has the UPC number 72543920016 with a "best by" date of any date from Oct. 22, 2015 through Dec. 27, 2015. (Specific dates that would be listed on the packages are included below.)
As a result of this recall, these items have been removed from the shelves at Food Lion stores. Customers who have purchased this item are urged not to eat it and to return the item to a Food Lion store for a full refund.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of salmonella in a package of pine nuts, which are sold at Food Lion stores. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. To date, Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. has not received any illness complaints related to these recalled products.
The specific dates listed on the packages and in scope of this recall are: Oct. 22, 2015, Oct. 27, 2015, Nov. 6, 2015, Nov. 9, 2015,Nov. 17, 2015, Nov. 26, 2015, Dec. 3, 2015, Dec. 6, 2015, Dec. 13, 2015, Dec. 16, 2015, Dec. 17, 2015, Dec. 19, 2015, Dec. 20, 2015, Dec. 24, 2015, Dec. 25, 2015 and Dec. 27, 2015.
Customers may contact Superior Nut & Candy Co. Customer Relations at 773-254-7900 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. CST.