Hummingbird Wholesale is warning customers in Washington and Oregon that bulk pine nuts purchased from "Natural Foods Retail" stores are contaminated with peanuts. The peanut contamination was found during a visual inspection, says the company in its press release.
Hummingbird Wholesale's official press release about this recall gave almost no other information about the situation. The notice, which apparently actually went out yesterday, is so poorly written that I can't even tell if "Natural Foods Retail" refers to a specific chain of stores or just Hummingbird Wholesale's customers in general.
Nor were Hummingbird Wholesale's website and Facebook page any help, either. The website contains no information about the recall at all (at least as far as I can see) and its Facebook page is also absent any mention of the recall--despite the fact that it's been updated by the company at least 3 times today.
All I can tell you right now is that the contaminated pine nuts were--according to the company's own press release--on the market as recently as tomorrow. (Yes. Tomorrow. Really.) They were distributed to natural foods stores in 5-pound and 27.5-pound bulk bags for sale in bulk bins.
If you think you might have the contaminated pine nuts on hand and are concerned about a potential allergic reaction to peanuts (or you simply think you should get the product you thought you were buying in the first place) you can return your pine nuts to your store of purchase for a refund. For more information you can also contact Hummingbird Wholesale directly at 1-541-686-0921.