Waymouth Farms, Inc. Recalls Raw Pine Nuts Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2015 – New Hope, MN – Waymouth Farms, Inc. of New Hope, MN is recalling RAW PINE NUTS in various sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.
The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and mail order under the Good Sense® brand. A list of packaging sizes, UPC codes and expiration dates is found below:
Packaging/Size UPC “Freshest if Used By” Date or Range
4 oz. clear plastic tub 30243 50799 10-24-15 – 11/15/15
11/27/15 – 01/14/16
02/6/16 – 07/21/16
4 oz. zipper bag 30243 86680 07/28/15 – 04/08/16
3 oz. zipper bag 30243 86681 09/29/15 – 04/02/16
15 oz. zipper bag 30243 86687 07/17/15 AND 10/22/15
The 4 oz. bags above may have been sold as a floor display, UPC 30243 86683 with a date range of Sep 05, 2015 to Feb 04, 2016.
Product was also sold in a 5 lb. bulk box, UPC 30243 02860, from 06/04/14 to 03/26/15 using the following Julian Codes:
1 155 14
1 183 14
1 210 14
1 223 14
1 239 14
1 260 14
1 281 14
1 282 14
1 317 14
1 351 14
1 020 15
1 050 15
1 085 15
This bulk product would have been sold from bulk self-service grocery bins.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 4 ounce package.
Production of the Pine Nuts has been suspended while Waymouth Farms, Inc. continues their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Customers who have purchased any packages of Pine Nuts are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Service at 800-527-0094 [Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST].
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm444781.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at email@example.com or 312.629.7263.