A Salmonella scare has forced Trader Joe's to recall several products containing raw walnuts.

FOX News Radio's Gurnal Scott has the story.

The recall affects packages of California Walnuts -- intended for snacking and baking -- that were distributed nationwide.The best by dates on the packaging are good from October through December of this year. It was routine testing by an FDA-contracted company that discovered the potential for contamination.

Salmonella can be harmful... and even fatal to children and older adults. Sales of the walnut products have been suspended -- while manufacturers try to find the source.Customers are being told to return the items, or throw them away. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News Radio.


According to Trader Joe's website, the potentially affected raw walnut products include:

Product: Trader Joe's Nuts Raw California Walnut Pieces - 16oz UPC Code: 00373685 BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4345


Product: Trader Joe's Nuts Raw California Walnut Halves & Pieces - 16oz UPC Code: 00943338 BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4346; GU4349; GU4356


Product: Trader Joe's Nuts Raw California Walnut Baking Pieces - 16oz UPC Code: 00519342 BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4350


Product: Trader Joe's Nuts Raw California Premium Walnut Halves - 16oz UPC Code: 00519328 BEST BY: 12/2015 Lot Number: GU4343; GU4344; GU4351; GU4352


Product: Trader Joe's Organic Raw Walnut Halves & Pieces - 12oz UPC Code: 00586627 BEST BY:  OCT 15 2015; OCT 16 2015; OCT 17 2015; OCT 20 2015; OCT 21 2015; NOV 17 2015; NOV 18 2015; NOV 19 2015; NOV 20 2015; NOV 28 2015; DEC 1 2015