Wegmans is recalling approximately 5,000 lbs. of Turkish Pine Nuts, sold in the Bulk Foods department of most Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland, due to possibility of being contaminated with Salmonella. The time frame for the sale of these nuts would have been between July 1 and October 18, 2011.
The bulk Turkish Pine Nuts have been linked to an outbreak of illness from Salmonella Enteritidis, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Illness onset is typically 12 to 72 hours after consumption.
This recall only applies to Turkish Pine Nuts sold in bulk. Other pine nuts sold at Wegmans are not affected by this recall.