Evonuk hazlenut recall

Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts of Eugene, OR is recalling 6,712.5 lbs. of raw and dry roasted hazelnut kernels because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella., an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people.

After product sampling, Salmonella was found on one production lot at Willamette Shelling, of Newberg, OR, the facility where Evonuk Oregon Hazelnut’s hazelnuts kernels were shelled. Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts has decided to recall all raw and dry roasted hazelnut kernels delivered or shipped by Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts from Nov.  2  through Dec. 4, 2009.

Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts brand raw hazelnut kernels and dry roasted hazelnut kernels subject to recall include:
• Raw hazelnut kernels in 25 lb. corrugated boxes lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.
• Dry roasted hazelnut kernels in 25 lb. corrugated boxes lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.
• 8 oz., 2.5 and 5 lb. packages of raw hazelnut kernels in clear plastic packages,  no lot code. Shipped in corrugated boxes lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.
• 4 oz., 8 oz., 2.5 and 5 lb. packages of dry roasted, salt free, hazelnut kernels in clear  plastic packages, no lot code. Shipped in corrugated boxes lot code numbers 299091A and 296091A.

These raw and dry roasted products were distributed in retail and wholesale stores, restaurants and bakeries in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and New Jersey. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who bought the recalled raw and dry roasted hazelnut products are urged to return the product to their place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Shannon Evonuk at (541) 998-1848, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST.

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