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Almond recall expands in Michigan

Fort Fudge Shop Inc. has joined at least 13 other Michigan companies in a voluntary recall because of possible salmonella contamination in almonds, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The recall covers 6-ounce packages of vanilla nut fudge sold under the Fort Fudge Shop Inc. label between August 2003 and June 2. The fudge should be returned to the store where it was bought for a full refund, company spokeswoman Traci Barrette said.

The almonds were purchased from Paramount Farms of California, which is recalling 13 million pounds of almonds after more than two dozen cases of salmonella were reported in 10 states, including Michigan.

The vanilla nut fudge is the only one of Fort Fudge’s 22 flavors that contains almonds, Barrette said.

Apple Valley Natural Foods said it was also voluntarily recalling its raw whole almonds packaged as Almonds-Whole Raw Natural and distributed in Michigan and Illinois. The one-pound packages were sold under the Apple Valley Vegetarian Foods Emporium label.