A Green Bay, Wis., candy company is voluntarily recalling an unspecified volume of walnut pieces under several brands, including Piggly Wiggly, because of possible salmonella contamination.
Retailers in 27 states received the walnut pieces from Eillien’s Candies Inc., according to a Jan. 5 recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. The walnuts have best by dates ranging from June 15, 2015, through Sept. 15, 2015.
No illnesses have been linked to the walnuts, according to the recall notice. A call seeking comment from officials at Eillien’s was not immediately returned.
It is not known if the Eillien’s recall is related to a recall of Fisher-brand walnuts and pecans that was posted on the FDA website Dec. 30 by John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc., Elgin, Ill. The Fisher walnuts and pecans are also potentially contaminated with salmonella, based on a random sample collected at retail that tested positive for the pathogen.
“This voluntary recall is the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA in the retail marketplace, which revealed that a package of walnut pieces contained salmonella,” according to the Eillien’s Candies recall notice.
The walnut packages range from 2- to 24-ounce sizes. Some are bags and some are trays. The recalled walnut pieces are packaged under the following brands:
- Blain’s Farm and Fleet;
- Mill’s Fleet;
- Rural King;
- Trig’s; and
- Piggly Wiggly.