salmonella

Maine has so far been spared from a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products.

PORTLAND, Maine - Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella.

The Portland Press Herald reports the pine nuts are packaged by Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago and are sold in store produce departments in packages with a clear front and a tan label on the back. The label says pine nuts are the only ingredients and lists "best by'' dates from Oct. 22, 2015, through Dec. 27, 2015. The UPC number for the product is 72543920016.

A salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts has been reported in 10 states, including Maine. New York-based bean sprout supplier Wonton Food Inc is the source of the outbreak. Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Sheila Pinette says bean sprouts are grown in conditions conducive to salmonella.

"They grow in water-generated type of growth underneath, and so you can pick up salmonella in the seed and it can be throughout the sprout," Pinette says.