Wegmans is recalling nearly 5,000 pounds of Turkish Pine Nuts sold in the Bulk Foods department between July 1 and October 18, 2011 due to possible Salmonella contamination.
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.
The recalled Turkish pine nuts were imported from Turkey by Sunrise Commodities of Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Other pine nuts sold at Wegmans are not affected by this recall.
The recall was initiated as a result of a multi-state outbreak investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wegmans is working closely with the CDC, the Food and Drug Administration and state and local public health and agriculture officials on this matter.