Hines Nut Company Announces Recall of Pine Nuts
Pine nuts are usually sold raw for use in many tasty dishes. They are one of the main ingredients in most pesto sauce recipes. Adding to the list of nuts and nut products recently recalled for possible Salmonella contamination, Hines Nut Company is recalling its Harris Teeter Farmers Market pine nuts.
The recalled pine nuts were sold between December 30, 2009 and January 14, 2010, and only in Harris Teeter Markets in North Carolina. 270 packages have been recalled. The recalled nuts were packaged in 8oz, cellophane wrapped, foam trays. They are labeled with the UPC code 0 72036 88121 0.
The possible contamination was discovered by Red River Foods, in California, during routine sampling. Red River sold the nuts to Hines Nut Company of Dallas, Texas. Hines Nut Company then distributed the nuts to Harris Teeter Markets in North Carolina.
Do Not Consume the Recalled Pine Nuts
If you have the recalled pine nuts in your possession you can contact Hines Nut Company to find out how to return them for a full refund.
Although some people do snack on raw pine nuts, they are more often used as an ingredient in foods and sauces. Cooking to a high enough temperature will kill Salmonella, but it is not recommended that you eat the recalled nuts, even if you use them in a cooked dish.
Contaminated nuts can also lead to cross-contamination of other foods. If you have used the nuts, be sure to thoroughly clean any containers, surfaces, and utensils that may have come into contact with the nuts.
If believe that you or a loved one has become ill from consuming contaminated pine nuts or if you have taken a product that was later discovered to be defective or dangerous in any way, please contact the experienced defective products attorneys of Bogard & serving clients nationwide.