First came peanuts.
Pistachios were next.
Now, hazelnuts (aka filberts) have been recalled because of potential salmonella contamination.
Willamette Shelling of Newberg, OR, recalled 114,350 pounds of shelled hazelnuts—both organic and nonorganic—after product sampling revealed the presence of salmonella in one production lot.
The nuts involved were processed in the company’s facility between Oct. 12 and Nov. 25, under the following brand names: Kunze Farms, Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts, Canadian Hazelnuts and Firestone Farms.
Unshelled hazelnuts are not subject to this recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date.
Whole Foods Market is one of the company’s customers, so the grocery chain is recalling organic raw hazelnuts and nonorganic dry-roasted hazelnuts sold in bulk through stores in California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Customers who purchased the nuts may return them for a full refund. If you have additional questions, please call (512) 542-0656.