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Pine nuts sold at Food Lion recalled

Posted April 16, 2015

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— Food Lion and Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago announced Thursday that they were recalling pine nuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

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.

The "best by" dates listed on the recalled packages 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.

These items have been removed from the shelves at Food Lion stores. Customers who have purchased one of the recalled packages are urged not to eat it and to return the pine nuts to a Food Lion store for a full refund.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of salmonella in a package of pine nuts. 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 the recalled products.

Customers may contact Superior Nut & Candy Co. Customer Relations at 773-254-7900 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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