Walnut Pieces Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination
WASHINGTON, January 7, 2015 - Eillien’s Candies Inc. of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling various sizes and brands of Walnut Pieces because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY DATES listed below at stores located in AR, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NY, NE, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, SD, UT, WA, WV, WI and WY should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement. The BEST BY DATES can be found on the back of the bags.
034952-007022 EILLIEN’S WALNUT PIECES 2OZ BEST BY 7/31/15
To date, Eillien’s Candies has not received any reports of illnesses in connection with the items listed above.
The recall is the result of a routine sampling program conducted by FDA in the retail marketplace that revealed that a package of Walnut Pieces contained Salmonella.
Salmonella is 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.