March 2011 – Skippy Peanut Butter: Salmonella

Unilever United States, Inc. today announced a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

December 2010 – Tropical Nut & Fruit: Salmonella

Tropical Nut & Fruit of Charlotte, NC, is voluntarily recalling all its products containing walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts, LLC after November 16, 2010 because they have the potential to contain Salmonella.

December 2010 – Multistate DeFranco and Sons In Shell Hazelnuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating DeFanco and Sons in-shell hazelnuts (also known as filberts) that had been purchased from bulk bins in grocery stores or in a repacked form sold from November 2, 2010 to December 22, 2010 in multiple states and Canada.

August 2010 – AustiNuts: Salmonella

AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. is issuing this voluntary recall of pistachio kernel products due to a recall that was issued by its supplier California Delights, Inc. who issued a recall for two shipments of pistachio kernels received by AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. in July 2010 due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella

August 2010 – Aunt Patty’s: Salmonella

GloryBee Foods, Inc., of Eugene, Oregon is voluntarily recalling Aunt Patty’s brand 5-pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 lb. boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

January 2010 – Harris Teeter Farmers Market: Salmonella

Hines Nut Company has initiated a recall of 270 packages of Pine Nuts, packaged under the brand name Harris Teeter Farmers Market. The Pine Nuts were purchased from Red River Foods in Camarillo, CA, and have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

January 2010 – Parkers Farm: Listeria

Parkers Farm, Inc. of Coon Rapids, Minnesota today expanded the previously announced recall of products to include all date codes because they have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

December 2009 – Willamette Shelling: Salmonella

Willamette Shelling of Newberg, OR is recalling 114,350 lbs. of Shelled Hazelnuts, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

April 2009 – Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

Multiple strains of Salmonella bacteria were detected in pistachios (roasted shelled, roasted in-shell, raw) that were sold and subsequently distributed widely throughout the United States. The pistachios were repackaged and sold under many names.

December 2008 – California Banquet Facility Mixed Fruit or Asian Walnut Salad

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten mixed fruit or an Asian walnut salad while at a banquet facility in California.

October 2008 – West Virginia: Norovirus

57 people were sickened and 3 were hospitalized with Norovirus after eating peanut butter at a school in West Virginia.

September 2008 – Peanut Corporation of America, Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter – Containing Products

Beginning in November, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) PulseNet staff noted a small and highly dispersed, multistate cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium isolates. Illnesses continued to be revealed through April 2009, when the last CDC report on the outbreak was published. 716 people were sickened and 9 died.

June 2007 – Ohio: Unspecified

The CDC reported that 2 people were sickened after eating nuts in a private home.

October 2006 – Pumpkin Festival Boiled Peanuts

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred among persons who ate boiled peanuts while attending the Pumpkin Festival, in Pumpkintown, South Carolina.

August 2006 – ConAgra Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter

In November 2006, public health officials detected a substantial increase in reports of Salmonella Tennessee isolates. In February, 2007, a multistate, case-control study linked the consumption of either Peter Pan or Great Value Peanut Butter brands with infection.

February 2005 – Ohio: Unspecified

The CDC reported that 2 people were made ill after eating peanuts in Ohio.

July 2004 – Grist Mill: Salmonella

Grist Mill Company of Lakeville, MN, is voluntarily recalling Fruit & Nut Trail Mix Granola Bars and Muesli Cereals, sold under retailer brand names because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

March 2003 – Multistate: Salmonella Enteriditis

The CDC reported that 42 people were sickened and 10 were hospitalized after eating nuts in multiple states.

February 2002 – Florida: Unspecified

The CDC reported that 6 people were made ill after eating nuts at a Florida restaurant.

January 2002 – Paramount Farms Almonds

Illnesses caused by a usual strain of Salmonella Enteriditis, phage type 9c, were linked to eating almonds purchased at Costco warehouses in the northwestern United States, in early 2004.  Illnesses related to the outbreak first occurred in January 2002.

April 2001 – West Virginia: Salmonella Enteritidis

3 were made ill and 1 was hospitalized with Salmonella Enteritidis in West Virginia after consuming almonds.

October 2000 – International Outbreak Involving Whole, Raw, Almonds

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis, phage type 30, a rare strain, was identified in Canada (157 cases) and the United States (11 cases).

September 1998 – Minnesota: Unspecified

The CDC reported that 16 people were sickened after consuming nuts in a private home in Minnesota.

February 1998 – Ohio: Unspecified

The CDC reported that 25 people were made ill at a church in Ohio after eating nuts.

October 1994 – Kosher Peanut Savory Snack Produced In Israel

Increases in Salmonella Agona were noted in in England, Wales, Israel, Canada, and the United States. Various epidemiologic analyses implicated a savory, peanut snack that had been produced in Israel and had an international distribution.