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Nuts Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

U.S. nut company John B. Sanfilippo & Son based in Elgin, IL has recalled two lines in its Baking Classics range due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., founded in 1922, is a leading processor, marketer and distributor of shelled and in-shell nuts and extruded snacks that are sold in multiple distribution channels. Their products can be found under the company’s Fisher and Sunshine Country brand names and under a variety of private labels.

The voluntary recall includes Walnut Halves and Pieces packaged in 16oz bags and Baking Classics brand Nut Topping packaged in 2oz bags.  The company reported the recall to federal securities regulators.

No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall.

The Baking Classics brand Nut Topping has a UPC code of 04113002059 and a best before date of 28 September 2010.

Walnut Halves and Pieces have a UPC code of 04113001174 and a best before date of 24 September 2010.

Consumers who bought either product are urged not to eat them.  They can be returned to the retail store where they were purchased for refund or replacement.

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