PORTLAND — 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.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration picked up the potential for contamination in random tests of the nuts. Hannaford says the product is now removed from its shelves and anyone who bought them there can get a refund. Salmonella is a bacteria that causes diarrhea and fever.

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