Walnuts sold at Trader Joe’s, Wegmans recalled due to possible salmonella

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NEW YORK, NY (KTVI)- Raw walnuts sold at Trader Joe’s nationwide and Wegmans stores in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are being recalled because they may be tainted with salmonella, PIX 11 reports.

Officials say Buffalo-based First Source, LLC is recalling 3,276 plastic tubs of “Food You Feel Good About” Organic Walnut Halves & Pieces distributed to Wegmans’ 85 locations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts.

The nuts were sold between January 27th and March 17th, in 6-ounce tubs and marked on the bottom with a “best before” date of January 27, 2016. The recalled nuts’ UPC code is 077890358009.

Customers can return the food to the store for a full refund.

Customers who used their Shoppers Club card to buy the affected walnuts should expect an automated call form Wegmans letting them know about the recall.

Trader Joe’s is also recalling raw walnuts that were distributed to its stores across the country. The recalled products have differing “best by” dates and include organic and non-organic walnut halves and pieces.

If you’ve purchased any potentially contaminated nuts at Trader Joe’s, throw them away or bring them back to the store for a refund.


No illnesses have been reported.

Symptoms of salmonella:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Nnausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

The bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with weakened immune systems.

For additional information visit: fda.gov/Safety/Recalls & fda.gov/Safety/Recalls.

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