Three Michigan nut packagers have issued recalls of natural raw whole brown almonds because of possible salmonella contamination.
Variety Foods Inc. of Warren, Thrift Products Co. of Grand Rapids and Germack Pistachio Co. of Detroit, all repackage almonds grown in California for resale in Michigan and other states.
Variety Foods’ recall affects products with the Pic-A-Nut and Sunray Food brand names. Thrift Products’ recall affects Raw Whole Almonds and Almond Bits diced almonds packaged as Thrifty Nuts. Germack Pistachio’s recall affects one-pound bags of almonds with the Germack Pistachio label.
The companies bought the almonds from Paramount Farms Inc. of California. The FDA has expanded a recall of Paramount’s raw almonds to 13 million pounds because of the possibility of salmonella. Paramount said the FDA expanded the recall after learning of an additional illness in Michigan from three months ago. The FDA said it is aware of 18 cases of salmonella possibly related to the recalled almonds.