January 14, 2010: Oregon Company Recalls Roasted Hazelnuts

PEO Chapter FO of Ashland, Oregon is recalling 75 – 1 lb packages of roasted hazelnuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The roasted hazelnuts were distributed through two beauty salons: Victoria’s and Strand’s both located in Ashland, Oregon.

The roasted Hazelnuts were packaged in 1 lb. plastic bags and labeled “Hazelnuts, Roasted $7.00”. No other codes, expiration date, or UPC is found on the package.

This recall was the result of a routine sampling of product by the FDA at the company who processes the hazelnuts for our supplier. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

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