SALISBURY, N.C., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Lion and Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago, Ill., today announced the recall of pine nuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
The 4-ounce packages of pines nuts are sold in store produce departments with a clear package front and tan-colored label on the back. The back label lists Pine Nuts as the only ingredient and has the UPC number 72543920016 with a "best by" date of any date from Oct. 22, 2015 through Dec. 27, 2015. (Specific dates that would be listed on the packages are included below.)
As a result of this recall, these items have been removed from the shelves at Food Lion stores. Customers who have purchased this item are urged not to eat it and to return the item to a Food Lion store for a full refund.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration revealed the presence of salmonella in a package of pine nuts, which are sold at Food Lion stores. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. To date, Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. has not received any illness complaints related to these recalled products.
The specific dates listed on the packages and in scope of this recall are: Oct. 22, 2015, Oct. 27, 2015, Nov. 6, 2015, Nov. 9, 2015, Nov. 17, 2015, Nov. 26, 2015, Dec. 3, 2015, Dec. 6, 2015, Dec. 13, 2015, Dec. 16, 2015, Dec. 17, 2015, Dec. 19, 2015, Dec. 20, 2015, Dec. 24, 2015, Dec. 25, 2015 and Dec. 27, 2015.
Customers may contact Superior Nut & Candy Co. Customer Relations at 773-254-7900 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. CST.
About Food Lion
Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds, the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group. For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.
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