ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Wegmans Food Markets is recalling 5,000 pounds of pine nuts sold in the bulk foods department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland between July 1 and Oct. 18, citing possible salmonella contamination.
The grocer says the pine nuts, imported from Turkey by Sunrise Commodities of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., have been linked to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness from salmonella.
The recall only applies to Turkish pine nuts sold in bulk. The company placed automated phone calls to customers who purchased the nuts using their Shoppers Club card.
The recall was initiated as a result of a multi-state outbreak investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wegmans has 79 supermarket stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
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