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Badia Spices Recalls Pinenuts

Badia Spices, Inc, in cooperation with the FDA, is recalling approximately 3,800 lbs. of Pinenuts because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, 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. Illness onset is typically 12 to 72 hours after consumption.

The pine nuts were sold in retail stores in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey - between June 2011 and October 2011. No illnesses have been reported for any Badia brand pine nuts.

Badia Spices is recalling the following lots of Pinenuts:

  • (UPC) 033844 00068 1 oz Pine nuts in small plastic bags Lot # 84666
  • (UPC) 033844 00733 2 oz Pine nuts in pet bottles Lot # 83184, 85442

Badia Spices, Inc. repacked bulk pine nuts which were imported from Turkey and subsequently recalled by Sunrise Commodities of Englewood Cliffs, N.J. The bulk pine nuts have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illness and samples of the bulk pine nuts analyzed by the Food and Drug Administration and various states have tested positive for Salmonella.

Consumers with questions or concerns are to contact Badia Spices, Inc, at 305-629-8000 Monday Friday from 8 am 4:30 pm EST, or via email

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