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Whole Foods Market Recalls Hazelnuts

December 21, 2009

Tacoma - Whole Foods Market has announced a recall of batches of raw hazelnuts, also known as filberts, which were sold in bulk in several stores, including Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah. The hazelnuts were recalled after a routine sweep of the production facilities discovered potential contamination with Salmonella. Stores in Washington are located in: Bellevue, Redmond, Seattle, and Vancouver.

The company has announced a recall of the following:

  • Non-organic dry roasted hazelnuts (filberts) sold in bulk through its stores in Washington , Oregon, California, and Nevada.
  • Non-organic raw hazelnuts (filberts) sold in bulk through its stores in Oregon and Washington.

No illnesses have been reported, according to the company. For more information, consumers can call 512-542-0656.

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever in humans, generally 12 to 72 hours after infection. Illness usually lasts about four days, up to a week, and most people do not need treatment to recover. However, Salmonella infection can cause serious or sometimes fatal infections, more often in children, people with weakened immune systems, and frail elderly people.

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