Salmonella Found in Hazelnuts


Whole Foods, Kunze Farms, Willamette Filbert Growers, Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts, Harry and David, and Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Co. are recalling hazelnuts due to salmonella.


Kunze Farms of Dayton, Oregon is recalling 32,950 pounds of hazelnut kernels due to potential contamination by Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.


Hazelnut kernels were distributed to several different processors and wholesaler’s in the following areas:  Dayton, Ore.; Milton-Freewater, Ore.; Hauppauge, N.Y.; Mesa, Ariz.,  Cottonwood, Ariz.; Seattle.; Ogden, Utah; San Antonio, .; and Parker, Colo.


The product was packed in 25 pound cartons, under our the product brand name of Kunze Farms, ‘Select Shelled Hazelnuts’ Dayton, Ore., with the code numbers 289091A or 299091A.


No illnesses have been reported to date.




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