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Pecans Recalled in Georgia for Possible Salmonella Contamination

The Stone Mountain Pecan Company in Monroe, GA, is recalling 540 packages of its “Pecanettes” sold in 8-ounce packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The products were distributed only in Georgia and directly to consumers at the retail level from the Stone Mountain Pecan Company.

Based upon random sampling conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, it was determined the “Pecanettes” products tested positive for Salmonella. The products were sold in 8-ounce clear plastic packages, Lot code 4032A, with a “sell by date” of 12/30/15.

At this time, “Pecanettes” with lot number 4032A are the only products affected by this recall. To date, there have been no reports of illnesses associated with this recall.

The product may be returned for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company at 770-207-6486 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.

Salmonella bacteria can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can cause 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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